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Health recommendations for international travel: a review of the evidence base of travel medicine.
Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2011 Oct; 24(5):403-9.CO

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW

International travel is increasing, including travel to countries with emerging economies. Travel may pose health risks for the individual and contribute to the global spread of infectious diseases. The specialty of travel medicine is aimed at minimizing health risks associated with international travel. The field has emerged in the past 25 years, and the evidence base supporting its clinical practice is growing. This review will describe the evidence base underlying travel medicine, highlight recently updated travel medicine guidelines, and outline future research priorities.

RECENT FINDINGS

Recommendations for a number of common vaccines for travelers have been updated recently. More sophisticated detection methods are leading to the identification of a wider spectrum of pathogens associated with travelers' diarrhea, and antibiotic resistance is increasingly being identified. New treatment options for malaria are available, and a fifth Plasmodium species causing disease in humans has been identified.

SUMMARY

An evidence base for the practice of travel medicine is emerging. Expert opinion and consensus guidelines continue to play an important role in supporting clinical practice.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA. rclarocque@partners.orgNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21788892

Citation

LaRocque, Regina C., and Emily S. Jentes. "Health Recommendations for International Travel: a Review of the Evidence Base of Travel Medicine." Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, vol. 24, no. 5, 2011, pp. 403-9.
LaRocque RC, Jentes ES. Health recommendations for international travel: a review of the evidence base of travel medicine. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2011;24(5):403-9.
LaRocque, R. C., & Jentes, E. S. (2011). Health recommendations for international travel: a review of the evidence base of travel medicine. Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, 24(5), 403-9. https://doi.org/10.1097/QCO.0b013e32834a1aef
LaRocque RC, Jentes ES. Health Recommendations for International Travel: a Review of the Evidence Base of Travel Medicine. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2011;24(5):403-9. PubMed PMID: 21788892.
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