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Pretravel consultations: Things to consider

The factsheet below presents some major topics travel medicine experts need to cover during consultation with travelers. Travel medicine specialists have in-depth knowledge of immunizations, risks associated with specific destinations, and the implications of traveling with underlying conditions. Therefore, a comprehensive consultation with a travel medicine expert is indicated for all travelers, and is particularly important for those with a complicated health history, special risks or exotic or complicated itineraries.

All facts taken from the CDC Yellow Book 2020, the biennial guide to international travel, featuring easy-to-access health information for both travelers and the health professionals who care for them.