Respiratory Infections

Respiratory Infections is a topic covered in the CDC Yellow Book.

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Among returning travelers, respiratory infections are a leading cause for seeking medical care. Upper respiratory infection is more common than lower respiratory infection. In general, the types of respiratory infections affecting travelers are similar to those in nontravelers, and exotic causes are rare. Clinicians should inquire about the details of travel (such as type of travel and travel destinations) when evaluating a returning traveler with a respiratory infection.

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Among returning travelers, respiratory infections are a leading cause for seeking medical care. Upper respiratory infection is more common than lower respiratory infection. In general, the types of respiratory infections affecting travelers are similar to those in nontravelers, and exotic causes are rare. Clinicians should inquire about the details of travel (such as type of travel and travel destinations) when evaluating a returning traveler with a respiratory infection.

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