CDC Yellow Book 2020: Health Information for International Travel

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Oxford University Press, Jun 11, 2019 - Medical - 720 pages
The definitive reference for travel medicine, updated for 2020!

"A beloved travel must-have for the intrepid wanderer." -Publishers Weekly

"A truly excellent and comprehensive resource." -Journal of Hospital Infection

The CDC Yellow Book offers everything travelers and healthcare providers need to know for safe and healthy travel abroad. This 2020 edition includes:

Country-specific risk guidelines for yellow fever and malaria, including expert recommendations and 26 detailed, country-level maps
Detailed maps showing distribution of travel-related illnesses, including dengue, Japanese encephalitis, meningococcal meningitis, and schistosomiasis
Guidelines for self-treating common travel conditions, including altitude illness, jet lag, motion sickness, and travelers' diarrhea
Expert guidance on food and drink precautions to avoid illness, plus water-disinfection techniques for travel to remote destinations
Specialized guidelines for non-leisure travelers, study abroad, work-related travel, and travel to mass gatherings
Advice on medical tourism, complementary and integrative health approaches, and counterfeit drugs
Updated guidance for pre-travel consultations
Advice for obtaining healthcare abroad, including guidance on different types of travel insurance
Health insights around 15 popular tourist destinations and itineraries
Recommendations for traveling with infants and children
Advising travelers with specific needs, including those with chronic medical conditions or weakened immune systems, health care workers, humanitarian aid workers, long-term travelers and expatriates, and last-minute travelers
Considerations for newly arrived adoptees, immigrants, and refugees

Long the most trusted book of its kind, the CDC Yellow Book is an essential resource in an ever-changing field -- and an ever-changing world.

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1 Introduction
2 Preparing International Travelers
3 Environmental Hazards Other Noninfectious Health Risks
4 TravelRelated Infectious Diseases
5 Travelers with Additional Considerations
6 Health Care Abroad
7 Family Travel
8 Travel by Air Land Sea
9 Travel for Work Other Reasons
10 Popular Itineraries
11 Posttravel Evaluation
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About the author (2019)

About the Editors in Chief:

Gary W. Brunette, MD, MS, is Chief of the Travelers' Health Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Jeffrey B. Nemhauser, MD, is Senior Medical Officer and Clinical Team Lead of the Travelers' Health Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

About the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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