Summer is the time for traveling, but the excitement and adventure of vacation does not come without risks. If you plan to travel in the country or abroad this summer, be sure to seek medical attention at least four weeks before you leave. This will give your doctor the opportunity to evaluate your current health and provide any vaccines needed to ensure your health and safety.
What is Travel Medicine?
Travel medicine is an emerging specialty that offers treatment, prevention strategies, and prophylactic measures for potential diseases acquired during travel domestically or overseas. Long distance traveling has become so common in today’s world that humans are frequently exposed to new and different health hazards, many of which they would never come across if traveling didn’t occur. This is especially true for people visiting development countries, where bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections are easily spread through unsanitary water supply and food contamination. Continue reading “Medical Guidelines for Traveling this Summer”