Health risks are real and ever-changing, especially while traveling abroad. To stay abreast of the most up-to-date health recommendations, experienced travelers and health care professionals have always relied on CDC's user-friendly Health Information for International Travel (commonly known as the The Yellow Book) as their one indispensable guide. Updated biennially by a team of almost two hundred experts-including both CDC staff and travel medicine experts--this book is the only publication that contains all of the official government recommendations for international travel. Clearly written and featuring full-color illustrations, the book provides easy-to-read disease risk maps, information on where to find health care during travel, advice for those traveling with infants and children, a comprehensive catalog of diseases, and detailed country-specific health warnings. For example, the section on the Caribbean lays out the recommended immunizations and examines specific health risks for travelers to the region, ranging from malaria to dengue, yellow fever, and traveler's diarrhea. But the book goes beyond the risk of disease to discuss dangers such as violent crime-fortunately, not a great danger to tourists in the area-and also to remind travelers that the single greatest cause of injury death among visitors are traffic accidents. The section on the Caribbean also notes hurricane season and outlines the risks involved in snorkeling, diving, and other water activities common to the area. Every facet of the previous edition has been revisited and revised where necessary, including country-by-country immunization suggestions and new drug information. For the primary care clinician, the specialized travel medicine clinician, or the avid or first-time international traveler, this book is an indispensable safety net, providing readers with everything they need to know to prevent or to seek treatment for illness abroad.
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About the Author
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services headquartered in Druid Hills, unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, in Greater Atlanta. Gary W. Brunette, MD, MS, is Chief of the Travelers' Health Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Table of ContentsChapter 1-Introduction Introduction to Travel Health and the Yellow Book Planning for Healthy Travel: Responsibilities and Resources Travel Epidemiology Travel Medicine Data Collection: GeoSentinel and TravEpiNet Perspectives: The Role of the Traveler in Translocation of Disease Perspectives: Why Guidelines Differ Chapter 2-The Pre-Travel Consultation The Pre-Travel Consultation Perspectives: Risks Travelers Face Perspectives: Prioritizing for the Resource-Limited Traveler General Recommendations for Vaccination and Immunoprophylaxis Drug-Vaccine and Drug-Drug Interactions Perspectives: Fear of Vaccines Self-Treatable Conditions Self-Treatable Conditions Travelers' Diarrhea History of the Definition and Management of Travelers' Diarrhea Altitude Illness History of Recognition and Management of Altitude Illness Jet Lag Motion Sickness Respiratory Infections Occupational Exposure to HIV Counseling and Advice for Travelers Food and Water Precautions Perspectives: Prevention of Travelers' Diarrhea-It's Not Only WHAT You Eat and Drink Water Disinfection for Travelers Food Poisoning from Marine Toxins Protection against Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Other Insects and Arthropods Sunburn Problems with Heat and Cold Injuries and Safety Perspectives: Terrorism Animal-Associated Hazards Natural Disasters and Environmental Hazards Scuba Diving Medical Tourism Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism Mental Health and Travel Travel Health Kits Perspectives: Pharmaceutical Quality and Counterfeit Drugs Obtaining Health Care Abroad for the Ill Traveler Travel Health Insurance and Evacuation Insurance Chapter 3-Infectious Diseases Related to Travel Amebiasis Angiostrongyliasis (Angiostrongylus cantonensis Infection, Neurologic Angiostrongyliasis) Anthrax Bartonella-Associated Infections Brucellosis Campylobacter Enteritis Chikungunya Cholera Coccidioidomycosis Cryptosporidiosis Cutaneous Larva Migrans Cyclosporiasis Cysticercosis Dengue Fever and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Diphtheria Echinococcosis Escherichia coli Fascioliasis Filariasis, Lymphatic Giardiasis Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Helicobacter pylori Helminths, Intestinal Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Hepatitis C Hepatitis E Histoplasmosis HIV and AIDS Human Papillomavirus Influenza (Seasonal, Zoonotic, and Pandemic) Japanese Encephalitis Legionellosis (Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever) Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Visceral Leptospirosis Lyme Disease Malaria History of Malaria Chemoprophylaxis Measles (Rubeola) Melioidosis Meningococcal Disease Mumps Norovirus Onchocerciasis (River Blindness) Pertussis Pinworm (Enterobiasis, Oxyuriasis, Threadworm) Plague (Bubonic, Pneumonic, Septicemic) Pneumococcal Disease (Streptococcus pneumoniae) Poliomyelitis Q Fever Rabies Perspectives: Intradermal Rabies Vaccine Rickettsial (Spotted and Typhus Fevers) and Related Infections (Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis) Rubella Salmonella (Nontyphoidal) Scabies (Sarcoptic Itch, Sarcoptic Acariasis) Schistosomiasis Sexually Transmitted Diseases Perspectives: Sex Tourism Shigellosis Smallpox and Other Orthopoxvirus-Associated Infections Strongyloidiasis Taeniasis Tetanus Tickborne Encephalitis Toxoplasmosis Trypanosomiasis, African (Human African Trypanosomiasis, African Sleeping Sickness) Trypanosomiasis, American (Chagas Disease) Tuberculosis Perspectives: Tuberculin Skin Testing of Travelers Typhoid and Paratyphoid Fever Varicella (Chickenpox) Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers Yellow Fever History of Yellow Fever Vaccine Requirements Yersiniosis Travel Vaccines and Malaria Information, by Country Chapter 4-Select Destinations Rationale for Select Destinations Africa East Africa: Safaris Tanzania: Kilimanjaro South Africa Americas Argentina/Brazil: Iguassu Falls The Caribbean Guatemala and Belize Mexico Peru: Cuzco-Machu Picchu Asia Cambodia: Angkor Wat China India Nepal Thailand Vietnam Middle East and North Africa Saudi Arabia: Hajj Pilgrimage Egypt and Nile River Cruises Chapter 5-Post-Travel Evaluation General Approach to the Returned Traveler Fever in Returned Travelers Persistent Travelers' Diarrhea Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in Returned Travelers Asymptomatic Post-Travel Screening Chapter 6-Conveyance and Transportation Issues Air Travel Cruise Ship Travel Perspectives: What to Expect when Traveling during an International Outbreak Death during Travel Taking Animals and Animal Products across International Borders Chapter 7-International Travel with Infants and Children Traveling Safely with Infants and Children Vaccine Recommendations for Infants and Children Travel and Breastfeeding International Adoption Chapter 8-Advising Travelers with Specific Needs Immunocompromised Travelers Travelers with Chronic Illnesses Pregnant Travelers Travelers with Disabilities Immigrants Returning Home To Visit Friends and Relatives (VFRs) Advice for Air Crews Humanitarian Aid Workers Long-Term Travelers and Expatriates Perspectives: Long-term Travel and Malaria Prophylaxis Last-Minute Travelers Special Considerations for US Military Deployments Study Abroad Travel to Mass Gatherings Chapter 9-Health Considerations for Newly Arrived Immigrants and Refugees Introduction Before Arrival in the United States: Panel Physicians and the Overseas Medical Examination Arrival in the United States: Process, Health Status, and Screening of Refugees and Immigrants Migrant Health Resources Appendices Appendix A: Promoting Quality in the Practice of Travel Medicine Appendix B: Essential Electronic Resources for the Travel Medicine Practitioner Appendix C: Travel Vaccine Summary Table Appendix D: The HealthMap System