If you have been healthy during your trip and feel well
when you return home, you don't need to see a doctor. But if you've been ill,
especially while traveling to regions where disease is prevalent, you need to see a doctor.
Many diseases don't show up right
away. Some take weeks to months to develop. For example, 90% of travelers who
get malaria don't become ill until after they return home.2
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 14, 2013
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