Preparing children for travel to tropical and developing regions

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Abstract

Visiting a grandparent for a first time, exploring the ruins of an ancient civilization in a distant country, or river rafting through a tropical jungle are all moments that are never forgotten. Illness, visits to the doctor, and disability should not be a part of these experiences. Diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, travelers' diarrhea, and hepatitis A are preventable. Through the use of vaccines, prophylactic medications, and disease-prevention education, clinicians may help ensure their pediatric patients have enjoyable and rewarding travel experiences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)676-684
Number of pages9
JournalPediatric Annals
Volume33
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2004

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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