Travelling, especially to international destinations, has increased significantly over the years and is expected to increase even more over the next two decades. As a result, more people are exposed to travel-related risks, influenced by the travel destination, itinerary, duration of the trip, and the medical history of the traveller. With adequate pre-travel planning and a timeous pre-travel risk assessment, measures can be taken to mitigate risks and safeguard the traveller's health. This paper provides an overview of the continuum of travel medicine with a focus on interventions to prevent and manage travel-related infectious diseases, common conditions related to travel as well as specific travel needs and risks.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|
- Risk assessment
- Travel health
- Travel medicine