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Travel medicine update

Keeping your patients healthy on a cruise

SONNY LAU

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Abstract

On a cruise ship, a confined community of people from around the world travels to exotic locations, increasing the risk of contagious diseases such as influenza and norovirus infections. The pre-cruise travel health consultation should include risk assessment, appropriate immunisation and advice on a personal medical kit and on preventing and treating common problems.

Article Extract

The number of people going on cruises is growing around the world, with Australian cruise passengers increasing by about 20% annually for the past 10 years.1 In 2016, almost one in every 18 Australians went on a cruise.2

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