Advice for families traveling to developing countries with young children

Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Sep;52(9):803-11. doi: 10.1177/0009922813491313. Epub 2013 Jun 6.


Young children are most likely to travel to developing countries with their parents to visit relatives. Preparation for such travel must include careful counseling and optimal use of preventive vaccines and chemoprophylaxis. For infants and very young children, data defining safety and efficacy of these agents are often limited. However, accumulated experience suggests that young travelers may be managed similarly to older children and adults.

Keywords: malaria; travel; travel medicine; travel vaccines; traveler’s diarrhea.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chemoprevention / methods*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Developing Countries*
  • Diarrhea / prevention & control
  • Family*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Malaria / prevention & control
  • Travel Medicine / methods*
  • Travel*
  • United States
  • Vaccination / methods*