The number of international travelers has increased, as have the length ad complexity of their itineraries. It's because of that fact that travel medicine is devoted to the health of travelers. It is an interdisiplinary specialty concerned with prevention of diseases and environmental risks as well as personal safety.
Doctors say, an appointment for pre-travel counseling needs to be scheduled four to six weeks before departure.
Many of the infections that can be acquired during travel are preventable by vaccination or prophylactic medications and measures, and some returning travelers might need a post-travel check up.
For more information, you can attend:
2010 Community Medical School
Presented by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Travel Medicine: Know Before You Go
5:30 p.m.: Health Screenings
6 p.m.: Presentation
-$20 for all sessions
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