Travel medicine: An overview: An overview

Johanna Catharina Meyer*, Kalaba Nkonde, Natalie Schellack

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-28
Number of pages10
JournalSA Pharmaceutical Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Immunisation
  • Prophylaxis
  • Risk assessment
  • Travel health
  • Travel medicine


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