Parasitic Disease - Overview
If a patient is experiencing high fever, diarrhea, or neurologic, gastrointestinal, or respiratory symptoms after travels overseas, it may be because of a parasite. When you are sick after traveling, the UAB Traveler’s Health Clinic—the largest of its kind in the state of Alabama—is available for immediate and exceptional care. Our highly experienced and specialized doctors are here to assess and treat exotic and parasitic diseases, and provide patients with the best preventative measures when traveling abroad, including all immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. UAB is a widely recognized leader in tropical medicine and international health, so you can be assured you are receiving the best care for your travel needs.
UAB Travel Medicine is made up of physicians specializing in infectious diseases and travel medicine to provide the best care. Each patient receives a highly individualized travel consultation with a specialized physician. The UAB Travelers’ Health Clinic has a full lab to detect parasites and provide treatment for patients with possible tropical or parasitic diseases.
- Highly individualized post-travel consultation directly with an experienced, specialized physician
- 24-hour on-call service for patients who become ill during or after travel
- A full parasitology laboratory