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SPOTLIGHT: Travelers' Health

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This page features products and resources to assist the public health community to understand more about the practice travel medicine. Infectious diseases that commonly pose a risk to international travelers, including malaria and dengue fever are also highlighted.

Travelers’ Health Learning Products

CDC Commentary: The Pre-Travel Consultation — What Providers Should Know

  • Information on the three phases of pre-travel consultation

CDC Commentary: Clues to Diagnosis in the Patient With Posttravel Illness

  • Provides suggestions on how to better collect data in order to diagnose illnesses in patients who have recently traveled

Malaria 101 for the Health Care Provider Continuing Education

  • Designed to teach clinicians about the epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of malaria. It includes a discussion of the prevention of malaria in travelers

Rabies Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Basics: Case Illustrations of the 2010 ACIP Guidelines Continuing Education

  • Provides case Illustrations of the 2010 ACIP Guidelines for PEP

Supercourse Travel Medicine (University of Pittsburgh)

  • Covers specific topics useful to the travel medicine practitioner including the pre and post travel consultation, risk assessment, and high-risk travelers

Yellow Fever Vaccine: Information for Health Care Professionals Advising TravelersContinuing Education

  • Provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on the history and epidemiology of yellow fever, vaccine recommendations, the pre-travel consultation, and how to become a designated yellow fever vaccination provider

Travelers’ Health Resources

Valuable training and learning resources on the Spotlight topic, intended for the public health community.

Page maintained by: Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office

Information regarding training products and resources featured in the Spotlight was provided by

  • TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN), a free service of the Public Health Foundation
  • National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
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