The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the 2018 version of CDC Health Information for International Travel, more commonly known as the Yellow Book.

The updated version includes information and updates about:

  • Emerging infectious diseases, such as Zika, Ebola and MERS
  • Use of cholera vaccine (new recommendations)
  • Use of antibiotics when treating travelers’ diarrhea
  • Considerations for specific types of travel experiences
  • Travel to Cuba and Burma

Individual chapters can be accessed for free online from the table of contents page. Even if you do not regularly counsel patients regarding travel, it is useful to know about the contents of this important resource. For example, you can find information about:

The book can also be purchased from Oxford University Press or major book sellers.

Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.

You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family's personal health. You should not use it to replace any relationship with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.