, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 600-611
Date: 05 Nov 2013

Central Nervous System Infections in Travelers

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Abstract

International travelers commonly contract infections while abroad, many of which are primary neurological diseases or have potential neurological sequelae. The implications of these neuroinfectious diseases extend beyond the individual, since returning travelers may contribute to the spread of infection in novel areas. In this review, we discuss signs, symptoms, treatments, and prophylaxes for these infections, as well as emerging trends with regard to neuroinfectious diseases of the returning traveler.

Authors’ Contribution H. L. Kirsch: design, writing, and editing of the manuscript. K. T. Thakur: design, writing, and editing of the manuscript. G. L. Birbeck: design and editing of the manuscript.