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Pediatric travelers visiting friends and relatives (VFR) abroad: illnesses, barriers and pre-travel recommendations.
Travel Med Infect Dis 2011; 9(4):192-203TM

Abstract

Global mobility has shown a steady rise in recent years, with increased immigration and international travel. The VFR traveler is a traveler whose primary purpose of travel is to visit friends and relatives (VFR), where there is a gradient of risk between home and destination. Children are more likely to be VFR travelers than adults. Pediatric VFR travelers have higher risks for certain infectious travel-related illnesses and face multiple barriers in receiving comprehensive pre-travel care. This review focuses on the current state of knowledge of the pediatric VFR traveler, including epidemiological risks, barriers to adequate pre-travel services, and specific recommendations for disease prevention.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Travel Medicine, HealthPartners Regions Hospital, 640 Jackson Street, St. Paul, MN 55101, USA. bhendel1@gmail.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21074496

Citation

Hendel-Paterson, Brett, and Stephen J. Swanson. "Pediatric Travelers Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR) Abroad: Illnesses, Barriers and Pre-travel Recommendations." Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, vol. 9, no. 4, 2011, pp. 192-203.
Hendel-Paterson B, Swanson SJ. Pediatric travelers visiting friends and relatives (VFR) abroad: illnesses, barriers and pre-travel recommendations. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2011;9(4):192-203.
Hendel-Paterson, B., & Swanson, S. J. (2011). Pediatric travelers visiting friends and relatives (VFR) abroad: illnesses, barriers and pre-travel recommendations. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 9(4), pp. 192-203. doi:10.1016/j.tmaid.2010.09.007.
Hendel-Paterson B, Swanson SJ. Pediatric Travelers Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR) Abroad: Illnesses, Barriers and Pre-travel Recommendations. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2011;9(4):192-203. PubMed PMID: 21074496.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pediatric travelers visiting friends and relatives (VFR) abroad: illnesses, barriers and pre-travel recommendations. AU - Hendel-Paterson,Brett, AU - Swanson,Stephen J, Y1 - 2010/11/11/ PY - 2010/05/13/received PY - 2010/09/27/revised PY - 2010/09/28/accepted PY - 2010/11/16/entrez PY - 2010/11/16/pubmed PY - 2012/1/31/medline SP - 192 EP - 203 JF - Travel medicine and infectious disease JO - Travel Med Infect Dis VL - 9 IS - 4 N2 - Global mobility has shown a steady rise in recent years, with increased immigration and international travel. The VFR traveler is a traveler whose primary purpose of travel is to visit friends and relatives (VFR), where there is a gradient of risk between home and destination. Children are more likely to be VFR travelers than adults. Pediatric VFR travelers have higher risks for certain infectious travel-related illnesses and face multiple barriers in receiving comprehensive pre-travel care. This review focuses on the current state of knowledge of the pediatric VFR traveler, including epidemiological risks, barriers to adequate pre-travel services, and specific recommendations for disease prevention. SN - 1873-0442 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21074496/full_citation L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1477-8939(10)00162-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -