Wednesday, September 21, 2011

2012 CDC Yellow Book Available in Print and Online

Every two years, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based in Atlanta, Georgia, publishes the CDC Health Information for International Travel, commonly known as the "Yellow Book."

The Yellow Book has become a trusted reference for health care providers and travelers worldwide. This book offers an in-depth look at health risks and ways to prevent them, advice for people with special travel health needs, and more. It is written primarily for health care providers, including doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, who give pre-travel health care. However, the travel industry, multinational corporations, missionary and volunteer organizations, and people who vacation abroad also find the Yellow Book to be an excellent resources for anyone who travels abroad.

Topics in the 2012 Yellow Book include:

  • Information about the pre-travel consultation
  • Updated vaccine requirements and recommendations
  • Information about malaria risk and prevention
  • Updated disease risk maps
  • Water disinfection, animal-associated hazards, and counterfeit drugs abroad
  • Injuries and safety
  • Study abroad, travel for humanitarian aid, and medical tourism
  • Travel health and evacuation insurance
  • Specific health insights about popular tourist destinations and itineraries
  • Recommendations about traveling with infants and children
  • Advising travelers with specific needs, such as those with chronic medical conditions or weakened immune systems
  • Health considerations for newly arrived adoptees, immigrants, and refugees

The Yellow Book can be purchased for US$45.00 through Oxford University Press. To order either the print or online version, please go to:

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