The number of international travellers is steadily increasing, paralleled by the number of persons with travel-related diseases. Fever in the returning traveller should always raise suspicion of severe and potentially life-threatening infections. Therefore, physicians should be familiar with the most common syndromes, relevant diagnostic procedures, optimal treatment regimens, and referral criteria. This review gives a general overview of the pathogens causing fever in the returning traveller, their clinical presentation, and standard management procedures.
Key words: fever, travel, older adults, tropical diseases, vaccination.