Accession Number : ADA551845


Title :   Health Care Workers and Researchers Traveling to Developing-World Clinical Settings: Disease Transmission Risk and Mitigation


Descriptive Note : Invited article


Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTER SILVER SPRING MD


Personal Author(s) : Kortepeter, Mark G ; Seaworth, Barbara J ; Tasker, Sybil A ; Burgess, Timothy H ; Coldren, Rodney L ; Aronson, Naomi E ; Hughes, James M ; Wilson, Mary E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a551845.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 9


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.


Descriptors :   *INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRANSMISSION , CLINICAL MEDICINE , DEVELOPING NATIONS , MEDICAL PERSONNEL , MEDICAL SERVICES , PATIENTS , REPRINTS , TRAVEL


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE