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Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2013 Jun;25(2):333-40. doi: 10.1016/j.ccell.2013.02.015. Epub 2013 Apr 2.

Travel-related illness.

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  • Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN 37240, USA. carol.c.ziegler@vanderbilt.edu


Travel abroad for business and pleasure should be safe and meaningful for the traveler. To assure that safe experience, certain processes should be considered before travel. A thorough pretravel health assessment will offer patients and health care providers valuable information for anticipatory guidance before travel. The destination-based risk assessment will help determine the risks involved in travel to specific locations and guide in the development of contingency plans for all travelers, especially those with chronic conditions. Diseases are more prevalent overseas, and immunizations and vaccinations are all important considerations for persons traveling abroad.

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