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Infectious disease following travel to developed regions: a snapshot of presentations to an Australian travel medicine clinic.

George Drewett, Karin Leder
Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne, Australia.


Much of the travel medicine literature focuses on travel to ‘developing’ regions by travellers from ‘developed’ regions; however literature about travel to developed regions is scarce. This article examines presentations to a travel medicine clinic over a 17-year period with illnesses resulting from travel to developed regions. From a cohort of general presentations to the clinic of 1077 patients, 85 patients acquired infections due to travel to developed regions, with a total of 99 infectious diagnoses made. This serves to highlight the risk of infectious disease even among travel to only developed regions, and the importance of travel advice in these situations.


  • Journal: Journal of Travel Medicine
  • Published: 01/06/2016
  • Volume: 23
  • Issue: 6