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Document ID (ISN)110083
CIS number 09-1157
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hudson T.W., Fortuna J.
Title Overview of selected infectious disease risks for the corporate traveler
Bibliographic information Aug 2008, Vol.50, No.8, p.924-934. Illus. 77 ref.
Abstract International business travel to developing countries has increased considerably over the past two decades. Many of these destinations are endemic to a variety of infectious diseases, some of which are associated with considerable morbidity, mortality, or both. Non-immune travellers are at risk. Comprehensive pre-travel consultation is essential to prevent travel-related illness. This review addresses some of the infectious diseases that can be acquired during international travel, including endemic regions, assessment of risk and available means of prevention.
Descriptors (primary) contagion; infectious diseases; developing countries; risk factors; immunization; air transport
Descriptors (secondary) typhoid fever; influenza; yellow fever; diarrhoea; vaccination; infectious hepatitis; malaria; immunodeficiency syndrome; dengue
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Influenza
Air transportation
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
OSH in developing countries
Viral diseases (other than aids)