After two years of limited travel because of 新型冠状病毒肺炎, Americans are 回到海外.
在St。. 查尔斯’ new 传染性疾病 (ID) clinic, Central Oregonians have a trusted and robust resource to help them stay healthy and safe during international travel.
The clinic is staffed by two infectious disease specialists: Dr. 辛西娅·马雷(辛西娅Maree)帮助监督可以赌足球的APP的新型冠状病毒肺炎应对措施，以及Dr. 劳拉·塞尔比, who is new to the health system. Selby’s arrival earlier this year allowed the health system to expand its ID program and open a dedicated clinic.
The physicians’ duties include managing complex infections for pre- and post-operative patients, 医院住院病人, 免疫功能低下者和其他人, 以及照顾艾滋病毒感染者, 肝炎, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases. 另外, they are available for consultation about medications, vaccinations and other health and safety issues for people traveling out of the country. (Traveling families are welcome at the clinic, too.)
“A lot of doctors are capable of doing pre-travel assessments,” 塞尔比说. “但作为ID专家, we’re actually trained in pre- and post-travel counseling, 诊断与治疗, from immunization to just-in-case prescriptions for diarrhea to fever evaluation after you return.”
非洲之旅, 亚洲, South America and Central America comes with specific travel medicine recommendations, 塞尔比说. People going to those areas of the world should see an ID physician before they travel – ideally four to six weeks before departure, though 塞尔比说 they will see people who are closer to their travel date.
If you are traveling and are unsure if you need a travel medicine consult, you can 打电话给诊所 寻求指导，塞尔比说.
“We don’t just talk about infectious diseases,”她说。. “We also discuss topics such as water and altitude safety. We look at embassy recommendations and make sure people are aware of any potential health or safety concerns in the country they’re visiting.”
The clinic can provide a number of commonly needed preventive drugs such as malaria prophylaxis, 还有一系列的疫苗, 包括黄热病, 伤寒, 肝炎, 流感和新型冠状病毒肺炎.
大流行并没有刺激可以赌足球的APP to launch the clinic, but the timing is fortuitous, 塞尔比说.
“Most travel was on hold for the past couple of years, but people are traveling again and I think there’s a need for this kind of service – especially having providers who are trained to manage post-travel concerns. 我认为这是一个很大的优点,”她说。, “and it’s exciting to offer this to the people of Central Oregon.”