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» Study finds typhoid vaccine could benefit short-term travelers (August 24)

 Site Contents 
Health information for specific destinations. What to know before you go
· Reference Materials
2003-2004 "Yellow Book", Blue Sheet...
· Diseases
Specific diseases that can affect travelers
· Vaccinations
CDC’s vaccination recommendations for travelers of all ages; yellow fever vaccination recommendations by country; authorized U.S. yellow fever vaccination clinics
· Safe Food and Water
How to avoid illness from food or water
· Traveling with Children
What to do before taking children to other countries
· Special Needs Travelers
Information for travelers with special needs such as disabilities, pregnancy and breast-feeding, and HIV
· Cruise Ships and Air Travel
Health information about specific cruise ships: list of recent inspection scores ("green sheets") and inspection database by CDC’s Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP)
Other Highlights
  NEW! Travel Abroad for Elective Surgery
(Released September 3)
· Revised brochure: Preventing Malaria in Travelers: A Guide for Travelers to Malaria-Risk Areas
(PDF format; 8 pages/280 KB)
· Traveling and Need a Yellow Fever Vaccination?
New Yellow Fever Registry lists authorized vaccination providers nationwide
· Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

Travelers' Health Hotline
888-232-3299 toll free
(Any information available by fax is also posted on this site.)
877-FYI-TRIP toll free
Malaria Case Management Hotline
Health care providers needing assistance with the diagnosis or management of suspected cases of malaria, may call the CDC Malaria Hotline: 770-488-7788 (M-F, 8am-4:30pm, eastern time). Emergency consultation after hours, call: 770-488-7100 and request to speak with a CDC Malaria Branch clinician.


Travel Notices

Travel Health Warnings: none

Travel Health Precautions: none

 Update on Avian Influenza, Asia (Updated October 8)
 New Poliomyelitis Cases, Africa (Updated August 31)
In The News
 Interim Influenza Vaccination Recommendations—2004–05 Influenza Season (Released October 5)
 Yellow Fever in Venezuela and Other Latin American Countries (Updated September 17)
 Update: Viral Meningitis Cases, Puerto Rico (Updated September 7)
 Dengue Fever, Southeast Asia (Released August 13)
 Update on Avian Influenza A (H5N1) (Released August 12, 2004) 
 Update on SARS and Avian Influenza A (H5N1): Current Situation, Surveillance, and Diagnostic Recommendations (Released June 10, 2004) 


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