Increasing international travel to diverse destinations by persons of all ages and often with significant medical needs has lead to the growth of specialized Travel Health Clinics. Travel Medicine is a discipline devoted to the mainstream of the health of international travelers through health promotion and disease prevention.
Prevention advice is dependent upon a travel health risk assessment/consultation. Compared to staying at home, mortality (death) and morbidity (illness/injury) are increased in those travelling, especially when their destinations is in developing countries.
Travel health risks vary greatly according to:
Why: (Purpose of Travel)
How: (Travel Characteristics)