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Travel Medicine – a dynamic multidisciplinary specialty with focus on preventive actions

With the decreasing global boundaries and increasing activities, travel medicine has become a rapidly evolving field of medicine. Travel medicine has become a dynamic multidisciplinary specialty including infectious diseases, public health, tropical medicine, wilderness medicine, and appropriate immunization.

Current information from our travel doctor and CDC concerning Zika virus

Zika is a disease caused by a virus that is primarily spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Many people who get infected never have symptoms. In people who get sick, symptoms (fever with rash, joint pain, or red eyes) are usually mild and resolve completely.

Cruise Ship Medicine

Medscape´s article Travel Medicine and Vaccination by Bret A Nicks has pinpointed the medical risks when traveling by cruise ship. This popular kind of traveling often congregates large groups of people from different parts of the world. In such settings, diseases (influenza, measles, rubella, Norwalk virus, gastrointestinal illnesses) can spread from person-to-person contact.