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Pre-travel vaccination and medical prophylaxis in the pregnant traveler.
Travel Med Infect Dis. 2008 Sep; 6(5):259-75.TM

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Practitioners are often fearful of giving vaccinations and prophylactic medications to pregnant travelers. And yet pregnancy is often a time of heightened danger from travel-related infections and illnesses.

METHOD

Literature search and communication with researchers.

RESULTS

With a few exceptions, there is little systematic research regarding the use of prophylactic medications and vaccines during pregnancy. Case reports and small studies do, however, indicate an increased risk in pregnancy from many of the preventable illnesses, and there is some data to support the use of preventive measures.

CONCLUSIONS

The authors present some non-medical interventions that may be used to limit exposure to a number of disease processes. They then review the available information regarding the safety and efficacy of routine and travel-related vaccines as well as prophylactic medications for malaria, diarrhea, motion sickness and altitude sickness. When there are no obstetrical or medical contraindications, travel-related illness can usually be safely prevented during pregnancy in much the same ways as in the non-pregnant state.

Authors+Show Affiliations

The Pregnant Traveler, 18691 Pinecrest Lane, Spring Lake, MI 49456 USA. travdoc@travdoc.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18760249

Citation

Carroll, I Dale, and Damian C. Williams. "Pre-travel Vaccination and Medical Prophylaxis in the Pregnant Traveler." Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, vol. 6, no. 5, 2008, pp. 259-75.
Carroll ID, Williams DC. Pre-travel vaccination and medical prophylaxis in the pregnant traveler. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2008;6(5):259-75.
Carroll, I. D., & Williams, D. C. (2008). Pre-travel vaccination and medical prophylaxis in the pregnant traveler. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 6(5), 259-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmaid.2008.04.005
Carroll ID, Williams DC. Pre-travel Vaccination and Medical Prophylaxis in the Pregnant Traveler. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2008;6(5):259-75. PubMed PMID: 18760249.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pre-travel vaccination and medical prophylaxis in the pregnant traveler. AU - Carroll,I Dale, AU - Williams,Damian C, Y1 - 2008/08/16/ PY - 2008/04/15/received PY - 2008/04/15/accepted PY - 2008/9/2/pubmed PY - 2008/11/14/medline PY - 2008/9/2/entrez SP - 259 EP - 75 JF - Travel medicine and infectious disease JO - Travel Med Infect Dis VL - 6 IS - 5 N2 - BACKGROUND: Practitioners are often fearful of giving vaccinations and prophylactic medications to pregnant travelers. And yet pregnancy is often a time of heightened danger from travel-related infections and illnesses. METHOD: Literature search and communication with researchers. RESULTS: With a few exceptions, there is little systematic research regarding the use of prophylactic medications and vaccines during pregnancy. Case reports and small studies do, however, indicate an increased risk in pregnancy from many of the preventable illnesses, and there is some data to support the use of preventive measures. CONCLUSIONS: The authors present some non-medical interventions that may be used to limit exposure to a number of disease processes. They then review the available information regarding the safety and efficacy of routine and travel-related vaccines as well as prophylactic medications for malaria, diarrhea, motion sickness and altitude sickness. When there are no obstetrical or medical contraindications, travel-related illness can usually be safely prevented during pregnancy in much the same ways as in the non-pregnant state. SN - 1477-8939 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18760249/full_citation L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1477-8939(08)00094-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -