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CDC issues 2018 edition of Yellow Book for travelers

CDC issues 2018 edition of Yellow Book for travelers
The CDC has released the online 2018 edition of its Yellow Book of information for international travelers. Completely revised every two years, the Yellow Book provides information to help travelers stay healthy while abroad, such as when to get the recommended vaccines and medicines before departure and symptoms to watch for during and after travel. New features in the 2018 edition include: The latest information about infectious disease threats, including Zika, Ebola, and MERS; new cholera vaccine recommendations; updated guidance for antibiotic use to treat travelers' diarrhea; travel health recommendations for Cuba and Burma (Myanmar); and special considerations for specific types of travel, such as wilderness expeditions, work-related travel, and study abroad. Popular features from previous editions have been enhanced for 2018 including: sections on jet lag, cruise ship travel, traveling with disabilities, and traveling with infants.

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