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  • International Travel and Health World Map
    5 star rating A clickable map with knowledge about health risks and precautions for travellers to specific destinations. Provides appropriate advice on vaccinations, protection against disease vectors, and safety in different environmental settings. Published by the World Health Organization.
  • Travelers World Health Map at the CDC
    5 star rating Users click on countries on a world map to obtain summaries of current local health concerns, outbreaks, endemic diseases, and CDC vaccination recommendations.


  • Global Family Doctor Disease Alerts
    5 star rating A collection of updates on disease outbreaks worldwide. These alerts are published by the World Health Organization's Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response Program and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • WHO Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response
    5 star rating A survey of global health activities that includes a "HealthMap" regarding emerging health concerns, a review of country-based and international health regulations, a weekly epidemiological report, updates on disease outbreaks, health advice for travellers, biosafety issues, organization news, press releases, documents, and fact sheets. World Health Organization, Geneva.
  • NewsShare from the International Society of Travel Medicine
    4 star rating ISTM's NewsShare encourages a lively, timely, and informative exchange of information about worldwide travel medicine between ISTM members in the form of news, views and notices.
  • Weekly Epidemiological Record
    4 star rating A weekly publication, distributed by the World Health Organization, which offers epidemiological information on worldwide outbreaks of disease with a focus on communicable diseases and emerging infections. 1996-present. In English and French. Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
  • Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheets
    2 star rating These current, country-specific statements, from the U.S. State Department, cover unusual health conditions as well as political disturbances, immigration practices, etc. Countries where avoidance of travel is recommended will have Travel Warnings as well as Consular Information Sheets.

Full Text / MultiMedia

  • Travel Diseases at CDC
    4 star rating Fact sheets on diseases and health issues encountered in world travel. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .
  • Travel Health at Health Canada
    4 star rating Information for travel medicine professionals that offers travel health advisories, news from international public health authorities, travel health recommendations, outbreaks reported, and international public health bulletins.
  • Travel Health Online from Shoreland, Inc
    3 star rating Briefs on travel-related disorders, precautions, medications, and concerns.



  • CDC's Yellow Book of Travel Health Information
    5 star rating This well known reference offers summaries regarding worldwide disease outbreaks, geographic health recommendations, and updates on vaccine requirements. The Centers for Disease Control offers the entire content of the "yellow book" of travel health information in HTML or PDF formats.
  • Travel Medicine Chapter - Family Practice Notebook
    5 star rating A section from an ongoing compendium of the diagnosis and management of common medical problems seen in Family Practice. Family Practice Notebook, LLC.
  • Tropical Medicine Central Resource Page
    5 star rating Presents the 1700 page, 2 volume textbook "The Imaging of Tropical Diseases" which covers tropical disease pathophysiology, epidemiology, pathology, laboratory, clinical information and diagnostic imaging. Covers the pivotal role that modern radiology plays in the diagnosis of over 60 tropical and parasitic diseases that affect more than two-fifths of the world's population. The Department of Radiology of the School of Medicine at Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases Workshop Summary (2001)
    3 star rating Trends in infectious diseases around the world. Institute of Medicine.
  • Update on Travel Diseases
    3 star rating A constantly updated review of health recommendations, emerging diseasess, vaccination, and restrictions for travel worldwide. Center for Disease Control.
  • Management of Skin Diseases in the Tropics
    1 star rating An overview of dermatologic care of dermatologic conditions with a focus on specific tropical diseases. Developed by the U.S. Army. PDF format. Updated 31 Oct 1977.

Major Sites / Home Pages

  • CDC Travel Health Homepage
    5 star rating Provides world travel news, reports of epidemics, immunization recommendations, a review of food and water safety concerns, hints for traveling with children in other countries, and the management of special needs travelers, i.e., those with disabilities, pregnancy, or HIV. Centers for Disease Control.
  • CDC Travelers' Health
    5 star rating Constantly updated travel health warnings, precautions, health information for specific destinations, vaccinations,travel medicine. Centers for Disease Control.
  • Eurosurveillance Web Site
    5 star rating A European Union project dedicated to the surveillance, prevention and control of infectious and communicable disease. Publishes weekly and montly updates of European infectious disease incidents and surveillance data. The Eurosurveillance Project is funded by DG Health and Consumer Protection of the European Commission.
  • International Society of Travel Medicine
    4 star rating The ISTM, with 1,200 members in 53 countries, is the largest organization of professionals dedicated to the advancement of the specialty of travel medicine. Members include physicians, nurses and public health professionals from academia, government and the private sector. This website includes membership and meeting information.
  • The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    4 star rating Presents information about the Society, news & press releases, meetings, funding & fellowships, overseas opportunities, certification programs, travel clinic directory, tropical medicine Q's and A's, links to clinical tropical medicine sites.
  • Travel Medicine Associations at Medbioworld
    2 star rating A comprehensive directory of weblinks for associations in this specialty.

Practice Guidelines / FAQs

Educational Materials

  • Immunizations for Travel-Related Diseases
    2 star rating A review of the epidemiology, transmission, etiology, and clinical presentation of diseases in developing countries and epidemics. Offers suggestions for "Preparing the International Traveler". Virtual Hospital at University of Iowa.
  • Travel Health Online Advisories at Shoreland
    1 star rating Detailed travel advisory information for travelers to 229 countries, arranged alphabetically. Covers general travel health concerns, preventive medications, and specific illnesses.
  • Travel Health WWW Information Server
    1 star rating Travel health concerns, diseases, immunizations, environmental hazards, and preventive measures. Medical College of Wisconsin International Travelers Clinic.

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