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International Medical Concerns

Aka: International Medical Concerns
  1. Precaution
    1. Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR) account for up to 40% of trips from industrialized nations to tropical destinations
  2. Causes: Latin America
    1. Malaria
    2. Zika Virus
    3. Intestinal Parasites
      1. Helminths
      2. Amebiasis
      3. Giardia
    4. Chagas Disease (South American Trypanosomiasis)
    5. Leishmaniasis
    6. Cysticercosis
    7. Schistosomiasis
    8. Onchocerciasis
    9. Lymphatic Filariasis
    10. Echinococcus
  3. Causes: Africa
    1. Malaria
    2. Sickle Cell
    3. Intestinal Parasites
      1. Helminths
      2. Amebiasis
      3. Giardia lamblia
    4. Diarrheal illnesses
    5. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
    6. Viral hemorrhagic fevers
    7. Borreliosis
    8. Leprosy
    9. Leishmaniasis
    10. Cysticercosis
    11. Schistosomiasis
    12. Onchocerciasis
    13. Filariasis
    14. Echinococcus
  4. Causes: Middle East
    1. Thalassemia
    2. G6PD Deficiency
    3. Schistosomiasis
    4. Parasites
      1. Hookworm
      2. Amoebae
      3. Hydatid cyst
  5. Causes: Asia
    1. Leprosy
    2. Intestinal Parasites
      1. Roundworm
      2. Hookworm
      3. Filaria
      4. Flukes
      5. Amoebae
      6. Giardia lamblia
    3. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
    4. Malaria (in southeast Asia)

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