Fever in international travellers

5 key points on fever in international travellers (clinical problem)

  • a travel history should be obtained from anyone with a febrile illness
  • malaria should be excluded in anyone with a fever who has been in a malaria-endemic area recently
  • then consider dengue & other arbovirus infections if there has been mosquito exposure
  • do not forget the neglected bacterial tropical infections: enteric fever, leptospirosis, scrub typhus & melioidosis
  • do not forget to ask about potential risk for sexually-transmitted infections & HIV/AIDS

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