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Health warning on travel-related infectious diseases 22 February 2022

Status: Active

Date issued: 22 February 2022

Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer

Issued to: Victorian community and health professionals

Key messages

  • Victorians travelling overseas are being warned about the risk of travel-related infectious diseases.
  • The best protection from infectious diseases is vaccination and engaging in preventive behaviours.
  • Health professionals should consider the possibility of travel-related infectious diseases in patients presenting with an illness after returning from overseas or being in close contact with someone recently returned from overseas.
  • Any returned traveller who develops illness after returning home should see their GP for assessment and treatment.
  • A range of information relating to travelling safely and preventing travel-related illness is available on the travel page on the Better Health Channel.
  • Read the full advisory: Health warning on travel-related infectious diseases.
    Download the Assessment of returned travellers with fever resource for clinicians.

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