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.