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CDC Health Information for International Travel 2014: The Yellow Book [Kindle Edition]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta , Gary W. Brunette
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Health risks are real and ever-changing, especially while traveling abroad. To stay abreast of the most up-to-date health recommendations, experienced travelers and health care professionals have always relied on CDC's user-friendly Health Information for International Travel (commonly known as the The Yellow Book) as their one indispensable guide. Updated biennially by a team of almost two hundred experts-including both CDC staff and travel medicine experts--this book is the only publication that contains all of the official government recommendations for international travel.
Clearly written and featuring full-color illustrations, the book provides easy-to-read disease risk maps, information on where to find health care during travel, advice for those traveling with infants and children, a comprehensive catalog of diseases, and detailed country-specific health warnings. For example, the section on the Caribbean lays out the recommended immunizations and examines specific health risks for travelers to the region, ranging from malaria to dengue, yellow fever, and traveler's diarrhea. But the book goes beyond the risk of disease to discuss dangers such as violent crime-fortunately, not a great danger to tourists in the area-and also to remind travelers that the single greatest cause of injury death among visitors are traffic accidents. The section on the Caribbean also notes hurricane season and outlines the risks involved in snorkeling, diving, and other water activities common to the area.
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 primary care clinician, the specialized travel medicine clinician, or the avid or first-time international traveler, this book is an indispensable safety net, providing readers with everything they need to know to prevent or to seek treatment for illness abroad.

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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



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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best travel medicine guide out there! September 20, 2013
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Great book for anyone interested in Travel Medicine! Has every country easily accessible for quick reference. Also good for anyone who travels outside the 1st world frequently.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great New Format! September 16, 2013
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A comprehensive guide for the international traveler who wants up to date health and immunization information. Would buy it again.
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As always, this is the resource book used for information on international travel--current information presented in easy to find and use tables.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yellow book July 21, 2013
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I like the uptodate information on travel medicine .I am a travel medicine physicians and the Yellow Book help me a lot
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yellow Book July 6, 2013
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I love this product. Definitely this book is very useful in my medical practice and for the benefit of my patients.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Be Prepared June 23, 2013
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Though I may never use the information in this book, just having it on my Kindle and keeping it with me wherever I may go gives me a sense of peace. Should I have to use the manual and it's information resources I will be one step closer to surviving whatever Nature throws at me. It's packed full of information, one article I read about was Anthrax, and where it is commonly found, and that certain animal's hides from certain countries might have infections of this stuff, like certain drums and that International Policy tries to prevent the transfer of certain items from ever reaching American soil or out of it's country of origin. It tells the 3 methods of infection, the symptoms and what to do. I am curious as to what else it may hold, I will be musing thru it each day to learn something new. It may seem a bit expensive, but your life and well being are worth a lot more. "Just knowing is half the battle". (I think I heard that on a GI Joe cartoon when I was smaller.)
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