Travel Medicine For the Vitalist

Travel medicine or emporiatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and management of health problems of international travelers. Globalization facilitates the spread of disease and increases the number of travelers who will be exposed to a different health environment. Major content areas of travel medicine include the global epidemiology of health risks to the traveler, vaccinology, malaria prevention, hygienic measures, and pre-travel counseling designed to maintain the health of the approximately 600 million international travelers. It has been estimated that about 80 million travelers go annually from developed to developing countries. They are most often unprepared and unknowledgeable of the hazards.

An important study for missionaries and vitalists. Disorders surveyed including hygienic measures, vaccinations, traveler's diarrhea and food borne illnesses. 25 clock hours.