Fever Among Returning Passengers

An easy-to-understand review of what you need to do if your child develops a fever after returning from a trip abroad.


Fever is caused by a reaction to an infection in the body. If you have taken your child out of the country and he develops a fever on his return, it means that the child is suffering from an infectious disease or infection while traveling. Has gone. Take your child to the doctor right away. Tell the doctor that your child was traveling with you and also tell you where you have traveled.

The type of infection your child is infected with depends on the following:

  • What countries did your child travel to?
  • How long have you been there
  • In which areas did your child live most, urban or rural?
  • What was the reason for your child’s travel?
  • To find out why your child has a fever

To find out what causes your child to have a fever, your child’s doctor may recommend some tests:

  • Blood test
  • Liver function test
  • Urine test
  • Chest x-ray
  • Stool test

What are the possible causes of fever in children returning from a trip?

Fever in children who have returned from a trip may be caused by the following illnesses:

  • Dengue fever is found in Central and South America, South and Southeast Asia, and Africa. Dengue has been reported in some parts of Texas, Hawaii, and the Middle East.
  • Hepatitis A is common in Central and South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Western Pacific.
  • Malaria is common in sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia, Central and South America, the Middle East, and Mexico.
  • TB is common in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Typhoid fever is found in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
  • Yellow fever is common in sub-Saharan Africa, Panama, and tropical South America.
  • Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever
  • Dengue fever is caused by a virus. It is transmitted from person to person by mosquitoes, not by touching one person to another.


Symptoms of dengue fever usually begin to appear within 4 to 7 days of the onset of the infection, but can take up to 14 days. Children have a milder attack than adults, and some people do not have symptoms.

The symptoms of dengue fever can be as follows:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Pain in joints and muscles
  • Red spots

There are 4 different types of dengue virus, called [serotypes]. Once a person has dengue fever, even after recovery, they are more likely to be attacked by another serotype virus. The onset of the disease may be more severe than before. The signs and symptoms of dengue fever, which are more common in children, can be:

  • Fever
  • Bleeding or freezing under the skin
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Jerking

Hepatitis A:

Hepatitis is caused by inflammation of the liver. The liver is an organ that helps the body digest food. It stores energy and removes toxins. Hepatitis affects the liver’s ability to function. Hepatitis is caused by a virus, which is caused by contaminated food and dirty water. The virus is also transmitted physically from one person to another. Most hepatitis is less harmful in young children. They may not have any signs or symptoms, but older children may have the following signs and symptoms:

  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes [Jaundice]
  • The darker color of urine
  • Feeling very tired
  • Fever, headache, and weakness with flu-like symptoms
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Pain around the liver, especially below the ribs, on the right side
  • Don’t feel hungry
  • Muscle aches
  • Itch


Tuberculosis [TB] is an infectious disease caused by slow-growing bacteria. TB causes lung disease. Children with TB may not have any symptoms. A skin test is done to check for TB-expressing bacteria. If the infection is confirmed, your child may begin treatment immediately with effective medication. This reduces the chances of the disease spreading to others.

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