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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Fever in the Returning Traveler

emDocs (EM Cases) - July 20, 2018 - By Helman A. Originally published at EM Cases – Visit to listen to accompanying podcast
"In this EM Cases episode with Dr. Nazanin Meshkat, multinational ED doc and Dr. Matthew Muller, infectious disease specialist, we discuss the most common tropical disease killers that we see in patients who present with Fever in the Returning Traveler. Every year an increasing number of people travel abroad, and travelers to tropical destinations are often immunologically naïve to the regions they’re going to. It’s very common for travelers to get sick. In fact, about 2/3 of travelers get sick while they’re traveling or soon after their return, and somewhere between 3 and 19% of travelers to developing countries will develop a fever.
Imported diseases, like Malaria, Dengue, Ebola, and Zyka can be acquired abroad and brought back to your ED in unsuspecting individuals. This is serious stuff – you might be surprised to learn that Malaria is responsible for more morbidity and mortality worldwide than any other illness..."