Developing countries: health round-trip

  • Lourdes Moreno Cea Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valladolid, Spain
  • Virginia Fernández Espinilla Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valladolid, Spain
  • Gema Ruíz López del Prado Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valladolid, Spain
  • Cristina Hernán García Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valladolid, Spain
  • Javier Cepeda Casado Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valladolid, Spain
  • Mª José Polo Polo Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valladolid, Spain
  • Antonio Delgado Márquez Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valladolid, Spain
  • Irene Andrés García Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valladolid, Spain
Keywords: international travel, developing countries, travel health risks, vaccines, infectious diseases, preventive measures

Abstract

International travel can pose various risks to health, depending both on the health needs of the traveller and on the type of travel to be undertaken. Travellers intending to visit a destination in a developing country should consult a travel medicine clinic or medical practitioner before the journey. General precautions can greatly reduce the risk of exposure to infectious agents. Vaccination is a highly effective method of preventing certain infectious diseases.

The aim of this study is to know the risks involved and the best way to prevent them.

Author Biographies

Lourdes Moreno Cea, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valladolid, Spain

Physician of preventive medicine department.

 

Virginia Fernández Espinilla, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valladolid, Spain
Physician of preventive medicine department.
Gema Ruíz López del Prado, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valladolid, Spain
Physician of preventive medicine department.
Cristina Hernán García, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valladolid, Spain
Physician of preventive medicine department.
Javier Cepeda Casado, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valladolid, Spain
Physician of psychiatric department.
Mª José Polo Polo, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valladolid, Spain
Physician of preventive medicine department.
Antonio Delgado Márquez, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valladolid, Spain
Physician of preventive medicine department.
Irene Andrés García, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valladolid, Spain
Physician of preventive medicine department.
Published
2015-01-15
How to Cite
1.
Moreno Cea L, Fernández Espinilla V, Ruíz López del Prado G, Hernán García C, Cepeda Casado J, Polo Polo MJ, Delgado Márquez A, Andrés García I (2015) Developing countries: health round-trip. J Infect Dev Ctries 9:020-028. doi: 10.3855/jidc.4645
Section
Reviews

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