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Resources for Travel Medicine

HIV and AIDS

AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus, which kills or impairs cells of the immune system and progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers.

Air Travel

Detailed information on healthy considerations for air travel, including ways to prevent motion sickness and jet lag

Cholera

Detailed information on cholera, including causes, prevention, and treatment

Traveling with Chronic Conditions

See your doctor as early as possible before you leave on your trip. Discuss any risks that may be involved and plan for immunizations, medication, and medical devices you may need while you're away.

Cryptosporidiosis

Detailed information on cryptosporidiosis, including transmission, location, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Dengue Fever

Detailed information on dengue fever, including symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment

Diarrheal Diseases

Detailed information on the most common types of diarrheal diseases, including cryptosporidiosis, diarrhea, traveler's diarrhea, salmonella infection, and giardiasis

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Detailed information on emerging infectious diseases and how travelers can minimize their risk of infectious diseases

Types of Arbovirus Encephalitis

Detailed information on the most common types of encephalitis, including Japanese encephalitis, tickborne encephalitis, and arbovirus encephalitis

Fish Poisoning

At certain times of the year, various species of fish and shellfish contain toxins, even if well cooked. The most common type of fish poisoning in travelers is ciguatera fish poisoning.

Influenza (Flu)

How do you know if you have the flu? Symptoms: abrupt onset of fever, muscle aches, sore throat, and a nonproductive cough.

High-Risk Diseases for Travelers

Detailed information on the most common high risk diseases for travelers, including African trypanosomiasis (African sleeping sickness), mad cow disease, HIV, AIDS, cholera, e. coli, dengue fever, diarrheal disease, cryptosporidiosis, diarrhea, traveler's

Home Page - Travel Medicine

Detailed information on the most common high risk diseases for travelers, including African trypanosomiasis (African sleeping sickness), mad cow disease, HIV, AIDS, cholera, e. coli, dengue fever, diarrheal disease, cryptosporidiosis, diarrhea, traveler's

BSE ('Mad Cow Disease') and vCJD

BSE is a cattle disease, and vCJD is the equivalent disease in humans. Both are fatal brain diseases. Researchers believe that people become infected by eating beef contaminated with BSE.

Malaria

Detailed information on malaria, including symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and information for travelers

Animal Bites and Rabies

Detailed information on animal bites and rabies, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

After You Return

Detailed information on health considerations after returning home from traveling abroad

Salmonella Infections

Salmonella bacteria are usually transmitted to humans by eating foods contaminated with animal feces. Beef, poultry, milk, and eggs are common sources.

Cruise Ships

Detailed information on traveling healthy while on cruise ships

Topic Index - Travel Medicine

Detailed information on the most common high risk diseases for travelers, including African trypanosomiasis (African sleeping sickness), mad cow disease, HIV, AIDS, cholera, e. coli, dengue fever, diarrheal disease, cryptosporidiosis, diarrhea, traveler's

Special Vaccination Requirements

Review your immunization history with your health care provider and be sure that children over the age of 2 are on schedule with their vaccine series.

Traveler's Diarrhea

Detailed information on traveler's diarrhea, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Tuberculosis (TB)

Detailed information on tuberculosis, including risks, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

Typhoid Fever

Detailed information on typhoid fever, including spread, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and traveling

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Detailed information on viral hemorrhagic fever, including symptoms, treatment, and prevention

Yellow Fever

Detailed information on yellow fever, including symptom, prevention, and treatment

Diarrhea

Detailed information on diarrhea, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Giardiasis

Detailed information on giardiasis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

Meningitis

Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, the membranes that surround the brain. Most cases of meningitis are caused by viruses; bacterial meningitis is rare.

Lyme Disease

Detailed information on Lyme disease, including ticks that transmit Lyme disease, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli

This particular strain of E. coli causes a severe intestinal infection. You can get this infection by eating contaminated meat or by drinking unpasteurized juice or milk that has been contaminated.
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