Specialisties - Travel medicine

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Description of specialties

Travel medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with the health and safety of travelers, especially in the context of foreign travel. Its goal is to prevent, diagnose and treat travel-related illnesses and injuries. Travel medicine specialists advise travelers on preventive health care, vaccinations, insect repellents, antiviral and antibacterial medications. In addition, they also handle risk assessments for travelers with chronic diseases and provide advice on adapting to climatic and environmental conditions at the travel destination.

Travel medicine thus includes:

  • preventive health care – advice on preventing infectious diseases and other health risks, such as traveler’s diarrhea and malaria.
  • immunization – assessment of needed vaccinations according to the travel destination and sanitary conditions in the region.
  • treatment of travel diseases
  • protection against insects – advice on the use of insect repellents, such as mosquito nets, repellents or clothing waterproofing
  • assistance in adapting to climatic and environmental conditions

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