Health risks are dynamic and ever-changing, both at home and while traveling abroad. To stay abreast of the most up-to-date health recommendations, for decades health care professionals and travelers have relied on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's user-friendly Health Information for International Travel
(commonly referred to as the The Yellow Book
) as a trusted reference. Updated biennially by a team of experts, this book is the only publication for all official government recommendations for international travel.
The book's features include clear and easy-to-read disease risk maps, information on where to find health care during travel, specific health information and itineraries for popular tourist destinations, detailed country-specific information for yellow fever and malaria, advice for those traveling with infants and children, and a comprehensive catalog of diseases, their clinical pictures, and their epidemiologies. The Yellow Book
addresses the pre-travel consult and provides post-travel clinical guidance on ways to approach common syndromes of returned travelers who are ill. Take a Look Inside CDC Health Information for International Travel 2012 [Click on Images to Enlarge]:
Reviews from the previous edition This is an excellent review text for physicians and other health care professionals who see patients for pre-travel consultation. Mayo Clinic Proceedings 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. WallStreet Journal Every healthcare provider in the U.S. involved in travel medicine must have the latest edition of this book. Doody's