Prevention and treatment of travel-related illness

D. S. Mathews, Ronald E Pust, D. H. Cordes

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Abstract

Traveler's diarrhea, malaria, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and jet lag are among the issues for the traveler preparing for a trip to or returning from developing countries. With appropriate measures, most travel-related diseases can be prevented. Diarrheal diseases, schistosomiasis, sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS can be prevented with proper avoidance behavior. Diseases such as hepatitis, rabies, yellow fever and meningitis can be prevented with immunization. Chemoprophylaxis can prevent malaria, altitude sickness and sinus barotrauma. Diagnosing an illness in a returning traveler requires a high index of suspicion regarding diseases that might have been acquired during travel. Resources for accessing up-to-date information concerning prophylaxis, diagnosis and treatment of travel-related illnesses are available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1343-1358
Number of pages16
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Volume44
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1991

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Malaria
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Altitude Sickness
Barotrauma
Avoidance Learning
Yellow Fever
Rabies
Schistosomiasis
Chemoprevention
Therapeutics
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Meningitis
Hepatitis
Developing Countries
Diarrhea
Immunization

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Mathews, D. S., Pust, R. E., & Cordes, D. H. (1991). Prevention and treatment of travel-related illness. American Family Physician, 44(4), 1343-1358.

Prevention and treatment of travel-related illness. / Mathews, D. S.; Pust, Ronald E; Cordes, D. H.

In: American Family Physician, Vol. 44, No. 4, 1991, p. 1343-1358.

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Mathews, DS, Pust, RE & Cordes, DH 1991, 'Prevention and treatment of travel-related illness', American Family Physician, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 1343-1358.
Mathews, D. S. ; Pust, Ronald E ; Cordes, D. H. / Prevention and treatment of travel-related illness. In: American Family Physician. 1991 ; Vol. 44, No. 4. pp. 1343-1358.
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