College Health May Be Full of Surprises: International Travelers and Tropical Diseases

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As the number of international travelers increases, so does the likelihood of transmission of illnesses to locations where they were previously rarely diagnosed. Clinicians at college health centers must be aware of tropical medicine diagnoses, especially in returning international students who have fever and other constitutional symptoms. This article provides a refresher regarding the diagnoses of malaria, dengue fever, and chikungunya.



CE/CME No: CR-1602

Earn credit by reading this article and successfully completing the posttest and evaluation. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70% correct.

• Explain how accessibility to travel affects the etiology of illness.
• Understand the typical and atypical signs and symptoms of malaria, dengue fever, and chikungunya.
• Identify the proper laboratory workup and treatment for malaria, dengue fever, and chikungunya.
• Discuss multiple ways to prevent mosquito-borne illness in your patients and the importance of a pretravel consultation.

Eve B. Hoover is completing a postgraduate academic fellowship at Midwestern University at Glendale, Arizona, and practices at Logistics Health, Inc, in Phoenix.
The author has no significant financial relationships to disclose.


This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.0 hour of American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. [NPs: Both ANCC and the AANP Certification Program recognize AAPA as an approved provider of Category 1 credit.] Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of February 2016.

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