Martina Fabianová1, Katarína Holečková2, Karol Králinský1
The recent decades have witnessed significant development and growth of tourism. Except for many positive moments this development has also brought about an increased occurrence of infectious diseases, which are directly related to the journey made. We call these imported infections. They are infections acquired during the stay abroad, which are clinically manifested only after the return from the journey. This places increased demands on the knowledge of general practitioners about these diseases, who act as the points of first contact. What is critical is an early identification of the imported infection and the subsequent cooperation with a specialized centre of infections diseases and travel medicine. This will ensure early and effective therapy for the patient and also prevent spreading the infection and thus protecting health of the other population.