Pediatric travelers visiting friends and relatives (VFR) abroad: illnesses, barriers and pre-travel recommendations [review] Review uri icon
  • Global mobility has shown a steady rise in recent years, with increased immigration and international travel. The VFR traveler is a traveler whose primary purpose of travel is to visit friends and relatives (VFR), where there is a gradient of risk between home and destination. Children are more likely to be VFR travelers than adults. Pediatric VFR travelers have higher risks for certain infectious travel-related illnesses and face multiple barriers in receiving comprehensive pre-travel care. This review focuses on the current state of knowledge of the pediatric VFR traveler, including epidemiological risks, barriers to adequate pre-travel services, and specific recommendations for disease prevention.

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    publication date
  • 2011
  • Research
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics
  • Prevention
  • Travel
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