travel medicine


Summary: Multidisciplinary field focusing on prevention of infectious diseases and patient safety during international TRAVEL. Key element of patient's pre-travel visit to the physician is a health risk assessment.

Top Publications

  1. Rolling T, Mühlenpfordt M, Addo M, Cramer J, Vinnemeier C. Pre-travel advice at a crossroad: Medical preparedness of travellers to South and Southeast-Asia - The Hamburg Airport Survey. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2017;18:41-45 pubmed publisher
    ..This lead to higher odds of carrying SBET- with the highest odds associated with a consultation at a travel medicine specialist (OR 7.83 compared to no consultation)...
  2. Connolly R, Prendiville R, Cusack D, Flaherty G. Repatriation of human remains following death in international travellers. J Travel Med. 2017;24: pubmed publisher
    ..As a travel medicine practitioner, it is prudent to discuss all eventualities, including the risk of death, during the pre-travel ..
  3. Neave P, Nair B, Heywood A. Student travel health and the role of universities and health clinics in New Zealand to prevent imported infections: a cross-sectional study. J Travel Med. 2017;24: pubmed publisher
    ..A national policy is warranted involving all stakeholders, utilizing innovative technologies to increase uptake of student travel health services. ..
  4. Chen Z, Zhang W, Ke Y, Wang Y, Tian B, Wang D, et al. High-risk regions of human brucellosis in china: implications for prevention and early diagnosis of travel-related infections. Clin Infect Dis. 2013;57:330-2 pubmed publisher
  5. Fonseca A, Dias S, Baptista J, Torgal J. Portuguese expatriates' health in Angola and Mozambique-a cross-sectional study: increasing awareness and need for more surveillance. J Travel Med. 2017;24: pubmed publisher
    ..Expatriate communities deserve enhanced surveillance for the health issues that affect them. This will improve evidence-based preparation and intervention by public and travel health practitioners. ..
  6. Chen L, Leder K, Wilson M. Closing the gap in travel medicine: reframing research questions for a new era. J Travel Med. 2017;24: pubmed publisher
    b>Travel medicine needs are changing. New patterns of travel, including greater travel by individuals from emerging economies with different values in costs, risks and benefits, must be considered...
  7. Galie N, Humbert M, Vachiery J, Gibbs S, Lang I, Torbicki A, et al. 2015 ESC/ERS Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension: The Joint Task Force for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS): . Eur Heart J. 2016;37:67-119 pubmed publisher
  8. Crowcroft N, Thampi N. The prevention and management of rabies. BMJ. 2015;350:g7827 pubmed publisher
  9. Olanwijitwong J, Piyaphanee W, Poovorawan K, Lawpoolsri S, Chanthavanich P, Wichainprasast P, et al. Health problems among Thai tourists returning from India. J Travel Med. 2017;24: pubmed publisher
    ..Rather, respiratory and musculoskeletal problems were common symptoms. This information will be useful in pre-travel assessment and care. Our findings may indicate that health risks among travellers vary by nationality. ..

More Information


  1. Sadarangani S, Lim P, Vasoo S. Infectious diseases and migrant worker health in Singapore: a receiving country's perspective. J Travel Med. 2017;24: pubmed publisher
    ..Receiving countries need improved surveillance, expansion of preventive measures and decreased barriers to healthcare access for migrant workers. ..
  2. Rodriguez Morales A, Ruiz P, Tabares J, Ossa C, Yepes Echeverry M, Ramirez Jaramillo V, et al. Mapping the ecoepidemiology of Zika virus infection in urban and rural areas of Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia, 2015-2016: Implications for public health and travel medicine. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2017;18:57-66 pubmed publisher
    ..Such data also enable microepidemiology and the prediction of risk for travelers who visit specific areas in a destination country. ..
  3. Leangapichart T, Rolain J, Memish Z, Al Tawfiq J, Gautret P. Emergence of drug resistant bacteria at the Hajj: A systematic review. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2017;18:3-17 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, pilgrims should be instructed by health care practitioners about hygiene practices aiming at reducing traveler's diarrhea and limited use of antibiotics during travel in order to reduce the risk of MDR bacterial transmission. ..
  4. Petersen J, Simons H, Patel D. Access to yellow fever travel vaccination centres in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland: A geographical study. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2017;18:24-29 pubmed publisher
    ..The service availability was in line with demand regionally. With the exception of remote, rural areas, yellow fever vaccination services were widely available with only short distances to cover for the travelling public. ..
  5. . Mass gatherings health--creating a public health legacy. Lancet. 2012;380:1 pubmed publisher
  6. McGrath C, Leder K. Travellers' diarrhoea-a survey of practice. J Travel Med. 2017;24: pubmed publisher
    ..participate in the survey was distributed early 2016 through selected Australian and New Zealand speciality travel medicine centres and through the electronic mailing list of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM)...
  7. Jennings M, Tilley D, Ballard S, Villanueva M, Costa F, Lopez M, et al. Case-Case Analysis Using 7 Years of Travelers' Diarrhea Surveillance Data: Preventive and Travel Medicine Applications in Cusco, Peru. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017;96:1097-1106 pubmed publisher
    ..Understanding these factors would allow travel medicine providers to tailor interventions to patients' risk profiles and travel destination...
  8. Wilder Smith A, Leong W. Importation of yellow fever into China: assessing travel patterns. J Travel Med. 2017;24: pubmed publisher
    ..The recent importation cases into China also unmasked the low YF vaccination coverage among Chinese travellers and workers to Angola, indicating the need to ensure better adherence to the International Health Regulations. ..
  9. Pavli A, Maltezou H. Health problems of newly arrived migrants and refugees in Europe. J Travel Med. 2017;24: pubmed publisher
  10. Simkhada P, Regmi P, van Teijlingen E, Aryal N. Identifying the gaps in Nepalese migrant workers' health and well-being: a review of the literature. J Travel Med. 2017;24: pubmed publisher
    The health and well-being of migrant workers from low-income countries is often neglected in travel medicine. This article uses Nepal as a case study to highlight key issues affecting this particular group of international travellers...
  11. Jungerman M, Vonnahme L, Washburn F, Alvarado Ramy F. Federal travel restrictions to prevent disease transmission in the United States: An analysis of requested travel restrictions. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2017;18:30-35 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, they are effective tools available to public health agencies to prevent commercial travel of individuals with certain communicable diseases and possibly reconnect them with public health authorities. ..