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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: http://www.cdc.gov/travel/. 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: http://www.astmh.org/source/ClinicalDirectory/.
  • 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.

Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American board of Surgery

REFERENCE:

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


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/30/2014

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