The Fever in the recently returned traveller CPG has been updated by the CPG committee.
The Key points for the CPG are
- Most infections are mild or self-limiting, however their non-specific presentations make them challenging to distinguish from serious infections such as malaria
- Falciparum malaria is the most common serious infection and cause of death in returning travellers
- Severe respiratory infections from novel viral infections (eg COVID-19, H5N1) highlight the needs for vigilance and the role of travelers as sentinels, carriers and spreaders
- Drug-resistant infections or colonization may have been acquired, especially if hospitalised
This CPG is an amalgamation of the RCH CPG Fever in the recently returned traveller and the Victorian CPG Illness in the returned traveller.