Laboratory-confirmed travel-related infections in Scotland during 2017

Publication Date: 08 May 2018

Surveillance of travel-related infections tends to focus on diagnoses in returning tourists, people visiting friends and relatives, or those returning from business trips. Infections acquired during travel may have the potential for transmission in transit or when the traveller arrives at home or another destination, although this potential is limited by effective public health measures.

Surveillance of travel-related infection informs provision of evidence-based health advice to the traveller and helps protect the domestic population from imported pathogens.

Resource information

Publisher:
Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Surveillance Report