In Scotland surveillance of travel-related infections focuses on those infections that are considered greatest risk to travellers abroad.
In addition many infections acquired during travel may have the potential for transmission in transit or when the traveller arrives at home or another destination.
Surveillance of imported infection informs evidence-based health advice to the traveller, including higher risk groups such as those visiting friends and relatives, and helps protect the domestic population from imported pathogens.
This report summarises:
- recent UK and Scottish travel trends to give context
laboratory notifications of travel-related significance