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CDC Travelers' Health Update: January 2019

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CDC Travelers' Health Update

Is adventure travel on your 2019 bucket list? 

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If you are planning extreme travel to explore off-the-beaten-path destinations, make sure your adventure is safe and healthy by following our travel tips:
Before You Go: Check your next destination for health and safety concerns. Schedule a pre-travel consultation with your doctor. Prepare for the unexpected by making sure your health insurance covers your travel and by packing a travel health kit that includes all of the equipment and supplies you need.
During Your Trip: Take your doctor’s advice about medication use and your tour guide’s instructions about safety. Protect yourself from the elements (such as sun exposure, wet weather, hot, and cold temperatures, and high altitudes) and take steps to avoid insect and animal bites.  
After Your Trip: If you don’t feel well after your trip, see a doctor.

Check out our Extreme Travel Feature for more tips

Ever wonder what health risks (outbreaks, dirty water, bug bites, etc.) you need to plan for at your next bucket list travel destination?

Before your next trip, make the Travelers’ Health destination toola “must visit!”
Select any country to see what shots and medicines you may need, actions to take to stay healthy, and advice for what to do if you get sick after travel.


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Clinician Updates

Make Travel Health Part of the Conversation 

Do you have patients that are planning trips to popular destinations like England, Japan, Southeast Asia, Kenya, Nigeria, and many more? Do you know which countries you should consider cholera vaccines for? Check out our measles update and our upcoming cholera vaccine webinar (2/7/19) to find out what you should be talking to your globetrotting patients about.
Clinician Updates

Measles Outbreaks Update

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Measles Outbreaks: There are ongoing measles outbreaks in many popular destinations—including France, England, Italy, Greece, Israel, Brazil, & more. In 2018, there were over 41,000 cases of measles reported in Europe alone➡️ Travel notices by country.

What can you do? If your patient is 6 months of age or older make sure they are protected against measles and up-to-date on other routine shots, including the yearly flu shot ➡️ use our Vaccine Quick Guide a two-page guide with commonly recommended travel vaccines and medications.
Have a patient that is traveling? If your patient says they are going to Brazil, what should you recommend? Our destination tool has clinical recommendations and advice for every country➡️ Destination tool to assess health recommendations
Have a sick patient? Consider measles if they have a fever, rash, and cough, coryza and conjunctivitis—the three “C”s. Ask your patient if they are vaccinated against measles & whether they have recently traveled internationally or if there’s measles in the community ➡️ Yellow Book- Infectious Diseases Related to Travel: Measles.

Interactive Webinar

Clinical Update: Cholera Vaccines for Travelers

Join CDC Travelers’ Health medical expert Dr. Kristina Angelo on Thursday, Feb. 7th from 2-3 PM EST. She will be discussing Cholera and when to give the vaccine to patients. Highlights include:

  • Highlight critical information about cholera biology and prevention;
  • Discuss strategies primary care providers and medical subspecialists can use to decrease the likelihood of cholera illness in their patients; and
  • Review CDC resources on the epidemiology of cholera vaccine to use in clinical decision making about offering vaccine to patients.


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