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Expatriates: special considerations in pretravel preparation.
Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2013 Aug; 15(4):299-306.CI

Abstract

Expatriates comprise a diverse set of travelers who face unique medical, psychiatric, and non-health-related risks as a result of increased exposure to host country environment and associated lifestyle. Expatriates have an increased risk of developing malaria, gastrointestinal disorders, latent tuberculosis, vaccine-preventable infections, and psychological disorders, when compared with other travelers, yet the majority of existing pretravel guidelines have been designed to suit the needs of nonexpatriates. Although greater interest in expatriate health issues has led to improved characterization of illness in this population, expatriate-specific risk mitigation strategies-including modifications to chemoprophylaxis recommendations, limiting tuberculosis exposure, and prevention of occupational or sexual blood-borne virus transmission-are poorly described. Occupations and destinations affect travel-related disease risk and should inform the pretravel consultation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, 1 Boston Medical Center Way, Boston, MA, 02118, USA, Cassandra.pierre@bmc.org.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23784665

Citation

Pierre, Cassandra M., et al. "Expatriates: Special Considerations in Pretravel Preparation." Current Infectious Disease Reports, vol. 15, no. 4, 2013, pp. 299-306.
Pierre CM, Lim PL, Hamer DH. Expatriates: special considerations in pretravel preparation. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2013;15(4):299-306.
Pierre, C. M., Lim, P. L., & Hamer, D. H. (2013). Expatriates: special considerations in pretravel preparation. Current Infectious Disease Reports, 15(4), 299-306. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11908-013-0342-4
Pierre CM, Lim PL, Hamer DH. Expatriates: Special Considerations in Pretravel Preparation. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2013;15(4):299-306. PubMed PMID: 23784665.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Expatriates: special considerations in pretravel preparation. AU - Pierre,Cassandra M, AU - Lim,Poh-Lian, AU - Hamer,Davidson H, PY - 2013/6/21/entrez PY - 2013/6/21/pubmed PY - 2013/6/21/medline SP - 299 EP - 306 JF - Current infectious disease reports JO - Curr Infect Dis Rep VL - 15 IS - 4 N2 - Expatriates comprise a diverse set of travelers who face unique medical, psychiatric, and non-health-related risks as a result of increased exposure to host country environment and associated lifestyle. Expatriates have an increased risk of developing malaria, gastrointestinal disorders, latent tuberculosis, vaccine-preventable infections, and psychological disorders, when compared with other travelers, yet the majority of existing pretravel guidelines have been designed to suit the needs of nonexpatriates. Although greater interest in expatriate health issues has led to improved characterization of illness in this population, expatriate-specific risk mitigation strategies-including modifications to chemoprophylaxis recommendations, limiting tuberculosis exposure, and prevention of occupational or sexual blood-borne virus transmission-are poorly described. Occupations and destinations affect travel-related disease risk and should inform the pretravel consultation. SN - 1523-3847 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23784665/full_citation L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11908-013-0342-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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