Daniel T. Leung, MD; Regina C. LaRocque, MD; Edward T. Ryan, MD
CME Objective: To review current evidence for precautions, prophylaxis, treatment, diagnosis, and practice improvement of travel medicine.
Funding Source: American College of Physicians.
Disclosures: Dr. Ryan, ACP Contributing Author, reports grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the conduct of the study. Drs. Leung and LaRocque, ACP Contributing Authors, have nothing to disclose. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M17-2481.
Acknowledgment: This work was supported by funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U01CK000490).
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International travel can result in new illness or exacerbate existing conditions, and primary care clinicians have the opportunity to provide both pre- and posttravel health care. Providers should be familiar with destination-specific disease risks, be knowledgeable about travel and routine vaccines, be prepared to prescribe chemoprophylaxis and self-treatment regimens, and be aware of travel medicine resources.
Leung DT, LaRocque RC, Ryan ET. Travel Medicine. Ann Intern Med. ;168:ITC1–ITC16. doi: 10.7326/AITC201801020
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2018;168(1):ITC1-ITC16.
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