Travel tips: What you need to know before, during, and after you go abroad

Summer may be winding down, but travel isn’t! Getting ready for a big trip abroad can be a lot of work — especially for people with health concerns. This travel tips checklist can pave the way for a smooth journey. Before your trip   Check for travel advisories You should be aware of health or political circumstances relevant to your destination(s). The US Department of State has a number of resources for the traveler, including postings on health and security alerts for specific countries.   Check the CDC’s traveler health information There is a wealth of information here, including general advice for travelers, suggestions for travel health kits, recommendations for specific vaccinations for your selected destination, and guidance for groups such as pregnant women and children.   Make a doctor’s appointment Ideally, visit your doctor about four to six weeks prior to travel. Confirm that your routine vaccinations are up to date (influenza, tetanus, hepatitis A), and check if additional vaccines are recommended for your destination (e.g., typhoid, Japanese encephalitis). It may take several weeks after receiving the shots before they offer protection. For some areas, pills for malaria prevention are recommended. There are several options here. Talk to your doctor about which choice is best for you, based on your preferences as well as the malaria strains present at your destination. Some medications for malaria preven...
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Source: MICCAI International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - Category: Radiology Tags: Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv Source Type: research
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