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Travel Clinic/Students' Medical Needs

In addition to the health and personal medical issues discussed during the orientation setting each student is required to visit the Brody Travel Clinic for pre-trip advice about the prevention of personal health problems and to receive country appropriate immunizations and malaria prophylaxis.  Students may be seen without a referral. Call  744-5751 or 744-4500 option 3.  Vaccination records must be taken to the appointment. Records may be printed from https://shs.ecu.edu/ .  For additional information, see the following web site - Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease  (If there is a problem setting up an appointment, call Susan Copeland 744-3393)

During the Travel Clinic visit the student will undergo the following:

  • Personal health history and current medications
  • Information on how to prevent personal health problems from:
    • food and water
    • vaccine preventable diseases
    • vector borne diseases
    • diseases transmitted by human contact
    • diseases associated with extreme activity (high altitudes, scuba diving, etc.,)
  • Information on how to treat traveler's diarrhea should it occur and prescriptions for an appropriate antibiotic and anti-diarrheal agent
  • Vaccinations appropriate for the country(s) to be visited
  • Placement of a tuberculin skin test (PPD) if not done within the previous 12 months
  • Prescription for medication for the prevention of malaria (if appropriate)
  • Receive an International Certificate of Vaccination (should be kept with passport when traveling)
If the student is ill or becomes ill upon return the student must be evaluated by the Travel Clinic physician.

Six weeks after returning to the USA the student must return to the Travel Clinic to have a post-trip PPD placed and read.

In some countries and localities e-mail is available.  Students may e-mail the Travel Clinic physician for advice and consultation should they become ill in country.