Travel Medicine and the International Athlete

Travel medicine is the discipline devoted to the maintenance of the health of international travelers through health promotion and disease prevention. It is a multidisciplinary field, encompassing a wide variety of specialties and subspecialties, including infectious and tropical diseases, public health and preventive medicine, primary care, and geographic, occupational, military, and wilderness medicine. Recently, travel medicine has broadened to include migration medicine, immigrant health, and a focus on the impact of travel on receiving countries. Unlike many other health care specialties, depending on ...

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