Travel Medicine (cont.)

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Where can I find additional information?

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a Web site that can give you details about travel-related illnesses and precautions specific to individual countries: To contact the CDC by phone, call 877-FYI-TRIP.

  • The American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene has a list of clinics that specialize in travel medicine:

  • Your doctor or the local public-health department will be able to help you manage chronic diseases abroad and get the vaccines and prescriptions you need.


United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Health Information for International Travel 2012. New York: Oxford University Press; 2012.

Last Editorial Review: 10/3/2011

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