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Current Infectious Disease Reports

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 216–221 | Cite as

Pediatric Travel Medicine: Challenges for the Primary Care and Travel Medicine Specialist

  • Elizabeth D. Barnett
Tropical, Travel and Emerging Infections (L Chen, Section Editor)

Abstract

Children are traveling internationally with increasing frequency, and some are traveling at young ages. While excellent sources of information exist about travel vaccines, malaria prevention, and general advice for children, clinicians may face situations where evidence-based recommendations are lacking. This article discusses some common challenging travel vaccine scenarios and approaches to malaria prevention and general travel advice for children.

Keywords

International Travel Children Vaccines Malaria Chemoprophylaxis Japanese Encepalitis Vaccine Yellow Fever Vaccine Rabies Vaccine Typhoid Vaccine Travelers’ Diarrhea 

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Disclosure

No potential conflicts of interest relevant to this article were reported.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Maxwell Finland Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, Boston Medical CenterBostonUSA

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