Sepsis pp 56-62 | Cite as

Severe Infections in the Returning Traveler

  • Jacob P. Wembri
  • Matthias L. Schmid
Part of the Competency-Based Critical Care book series (CBCC)

The ease of air travel has made spread of infectious agents a global problem. There are a multitude of tropical diseases ranging from benign viral illnesses to highly contagious and life-threatening diseases and it is important to take a detailed clinical and travel history from the ill returning traveller, especially in the fi rst 4 weeks of return.


Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Severe Malaria Cerebral Malaria Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacob P. Wembri
    • 1
  • Matthias L. Schmid
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Infection and Tropical MedicineNewcastle General Hospital Newcastle-upon-TyneUK
  2. 2.Consultant Physician and Clinical Senior Lecturer Department of Infection and Tropical MedicineNewcastle General Hospital Newcastle-upon-TyneUK

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