Travel medicine, also known as emporiatrics, involves health management and the prevention of health issues that people traveling internationally might encounter. There is a high risk of disease and other medical issues involved in traveling to different parts of the world, as the individual is exposed to different people, conditions, and environments. There are identified disease hotspots in the world, including tropical climates and other parts of the developing world, and travelers who will go to such destinations should be amply prepared.
A traveler’s health and safety depends on a practitioner’s level of expertise in providing pretravel counseling and vaccinations, if required. Those who advise travelers are encouraged to be aware of the extent of this responsibility and to refer all high-risk travelers to travel medicine professionals whenever possible. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4264804/