Travel-related disease: A disease to which travelers are susceptible specifically because of their travel. Travel-related diseases are the purview of travel medicine. Travel medicine is not really new but it began to flourish in the 1980's, due to the growing numbers of people traveling internationally, especially to less developed areas of the world. Destinations once visited only by soldiers, missionaries and explorers became destinations for ordinary travelers from western countries. Along with the increase in this type of travel comes exposure to health risks that, in large part, are new to the western world.
There are scores of travel-related diseases. They include, but are not by any means limited to the following entities listed as travel-related diseases by the National Center for Infectious Diseases of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Entities marked with an asterisk (*) denote risks due to exposure to unimmunized persons.
Most of us wouldnâ€™t even think twice about the possible diseases we can contract while on holiday. Unfortunately, when we travel we find ourselves at higher risk of ...
Diseases Related to Travel ... Information for travelers about specific diseases which can affect them while traveling.
General information and recommendations on travel health topics - Travel Health - Public Health Agency of Canada
Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Common Travel-Related Infections At a Glance. From Ingrid Koo, Ph.D., former About.com Guide. Updated October 07, 2008. About.com Health's Disease and Condition ...