With ever increasing growth in the international travelling the concern about travel related health issues is fast becoming a necessary checkpoint along with passport, visas and itineraries before travelling.
Whether it is the pre travel vaccinations or the travel medicine kit, travel medicine has become a highly dynamic specialty healthcare area, because of growing awarenesses of the acquirable diseases and injuries in the country they are planning to travel.
This necessitates a comprehensive risk assessment for each individual traveller on the basis of his/her existing health conditions, chances of catching diseases (immunity level), itinerary and destinations-specific risks and also advise the traveller on the most appropriate risk interventions to promote health and prevent adverse health outcomes during travel. Let us take a close look at the types of travel medicines in both of its forms:
There can be different pre travel vaccinations, either general types or specific to the country of travel. The list includes -
Country specific immunizations may include vaccinations to remain safe against outbreak of infections or waterborne diseases, such as encephalitis, dengue, etc.
Other important items that should be found in your travel medicine kit includes-