Travellers Health Through “Emporiatrics 1324-1327
Dr. Sushma .R
#3/25 J.S.S Layout Mysore -570011, India.
“Travel broadens the mind” and people have been extolling the merits of travel for a very long time.The general belief is that travel is good for travellers, mentally and physically. But while travel can indeed be interesting and exciting and good for the mental and physical wellbeing, all too often, it can be harmful to a traveller’s health (1).The increase in the numbers of travellers and the speed at which they travel, has not only had economic, cultural, and social repercussions, but medical, epidemiological, and medico-legal consequences as well (2). Travel Medicine seeks to prevent the illnesses and the injuries which occur in the travelers who go abroad and it manages the problems which arise in the travellers who come back or come from abroad. It is also concerned about the impact of tourism on health and it advocates for the improved health and safety services for tourists.