India Seeks OPV Immunization for Travelers to and From Seven Polio-Affected Countries

As a preventive measure to stop polio virus from coming into India, all travelers from and to Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Syria, Kenya, Somalia, Nigeria and Pakistan would be required to take the Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV). All travelers coming from these countries to India would need to take OPV six weeks before departure from their country. … Read more

Travel medicine advises international travelers about health risks

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 … Read more

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