Risk mitigation for travelers: Managing endemic and emerging threats

Shannon M. Wood, David M. Brett-Major

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International travel continues to increase in numbers and complexity. Despite the availability of pretravel health advice, travelers remain at risk for exposure to common organisms as well as emerging pathogens. With low rates of travel clinic utilization, it is important for the general practitioner to remain aware of the importance of travel health, risk factors unique to individual patients, and evolving threats.

This review highlights important considerations when evaluating ill travelers, incorporating emerging infectious threats.

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