Health care workers and researchers traveling to developing-world clinical settings: Disease transmission risk and mitigation

Mark G. Kortepeter, Barbara J. Seaworth, Sybil A. Tasker, Timothy H. Burgess, Rodney L. Coldren, Naomi E. Aronson

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Abstract

With the recent emphasis on funding and training opportunities for global health and humanitarian aid and the increased interest in the field, many health care workers and medical researchers are traveling from resource-replete to resource-limited settings. This type of travel brings unique disease risks not routinely considered for the business or vacationing traveler. This review provides practical advice for this special population of travelers, targeted to specific health care-related risks (needlestick, hemorrhagic fever viruses, severe viral respiratory disease, and tuberculosis), with suggestions for risk mitigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1298-1305
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume51
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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