Travel Medicine in the era of Chikungunya, Ebola, and Zika virus

Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases have evolved rapidly in recent decades as outbreaks such as SARS, Avian Influenza, Ebola, MERS, Chikungunya, and Zika virus have demonstrated how quickly infections can cross international borders. The practicing clinician must be attuned to international events as many different types of infections may present with overlapping signs and symptoms. Using a case-based approach we will examine how the evaluation of returned travelers is informed by data from international health bodies and local health departments. We will also review the latest information and limitations of testing methods for Zika virus.

More about the speaker: Dr Daniel Caplivski is an associate professor of medicine at the Icahn Sinai School of Medicine at Mount Sinai who specializes in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard College and his medical degree at Yale University. He trained in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Mount Sinai and attended the Gorgas Course in Tropical Medicine in Peru. He is a course co-director for the medical microbiology course and clinical director of the Travel Medicine Program at Mount Sinai. Dr Caplivski is the author of two books published by Oxford University Press: “HIV and Comorbidities” and “Consultations in Infectious Diseases: A Case-based Approach to Diagnosis and Management”.