CDC Health Information for International Travel 2014: The Yellow Book

CDC Health Information for International Travel 2014: The Yellow Book

Paperback CDC Health Information for International Travel: The Yellow Book

By (author) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 688 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 255mm x 23mm | 1,062g
  • Publication date: 30 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0199948496
  • ISBN 13: 9780199948499
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: 2014 ed.
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, colour tables, maps, figures
  • Sales rank: 170,043

Product description

This is a comprehensive resource for travel doctors and individual travellers to consult before, during, and after travel. Its full-color interior includes easy-to-read disease risk maps, information on where to find health care abroad, itineraries and health risks from select destinations (particularly popular with the lay audience), advice for those traveling with infants and children, and a comprehensive catalog of every infectious agent lurking in international territories. In short, the Yellow Book represents the best, U.S. government-sanctioned health advice for international travel. 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 avid or first-time international traveller, this book is a both a prophylaxis and a safety net, providing readers everything they need to know to prevent (and address) illness abroad.

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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.

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"a beloved travel must-have for the intrepid wanderer" --Publishers Weekly"Picks for the best health books of 2009 [include] the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guide. Sections address the risks of going overseas for medical care, health concerns when traveling with infants and children, and medical issues to consider with international adoptions." --Wall Street Journal"Every healthcare provider in the U.S. involved in travel medicine must have the latest edition of this book or prompt access to the online version, which has up-to-date recommendations and corrections on typographical errors in the print version." -- Carlos E. Figueroa Castro, MD (Boone Hospital Center), Doody's"This is an excellent review text for physicians and other health care professionals who see patients for pre-travel consultation."--Mayo Clinic Proceedings"Travel medicine practitioners in the U.S. are expected to have this book on their bookshelf (or have it bookmarked in their Internet browser if using the online version). As with previous editions, the book is conceived as a guide, not as a comprehensive textbook of travel medicine. With the emergence of new infections and travel regulations, this is an invaluable rapid reference for busy clinicians.... 5 Stars!" DOODY'S"There's a wealth of travel medical textbooks with overlapping content, but it's good to have one with the authority in the back when we give our recommendations. The Yellow Book from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one such. [...] The Yellow Book is recommended for anyone involved in travel medicine and vaccination." -- G Hasle, The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association

Table of contents

Chapter 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