Speaker: Date: Topic
David Fessler, MD, MPH
Mar. 12, 2014
CDC Health Information for International Travel
Responsibility for Content
The WebEx video, PowerPoint presentation, take-away points and article links were sent by the Medical Library and the CME Committee.
Diane E. Young, Information Specialist
Take-Away Points of the Presentation
1. Familiarity with a good, frequently updated online resource pays huge efficiency dividends in the time-consuming and complex task of pre-travel counseling.
2. "Visiting family/friends" is a substantial risk factor for travel-related illness.
3. Hepatitis A, typhoid vaccine, Cipro prn, counseling on food/water safety and insect precautions, +/- malaria chemoprophylaxis will cover 80% of your patients' travel needs, and can all be done from the comfort of a primary care practice.
4. A need for yellow fever vaccine, pregnancy, or immunosuppressed status are great reasons for referral to travel clinic!
Links to Articles Cited in the Presentation
- Briand V: Absence of efficacy of nonviable Lactobacillus acidophilus for the prevention of travelers
- CDC: Malaria surveillance - United States, 2010. MMWR 2012;61(No SS-2):1-17.
- Hilton E: Efficacy of Lactobacillus GG as a diarrheal preventive in travelers. J Travel Med 1997;4(1
- Martinez-Sandoval F: Prevention of travelers' diarrhea with rifaximin in US travelers to Mexico. J T