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When you’re getting ready for a trip, either for business or pleasure, you think about all the things you need to do before you leave. Make sure someone is holding your mail, arrange care for your pets, pack your clothes and toiletries, and more. But do you think about your health before you leave? If you’re traveling internationally, especially to…

Getting vaccinated may sound like an extra nuisance when planning a big trip, but you shouldn’t let it fall to the wayside. In some cases, that vaccine just might save your life and help curb the spread of harmful diseases. Although certain illnesses have been eradicated in many parts of the world, they may still exist in other countries. Additionally,…

Relying on recent research by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have alerted travelers to new vaccination requirements for yellow fever. Nearly three dozen countries (see list below) have raised entrance requirements to include proof of vaccination for travelers who spend upwards of twelve hours in transit through countries with risk of yellow fever transmission. The…

Last Thursday, U.S. health officials reported that after a full decade of decline, Europe and Africa reported an increase in the number of measles cases in 2010. Because of concerted immunization efforts in those areas, total cases declined from more than 853,000 in 2000 to nearly 278,000 in 2008, and remained stable in 2009. However, the number increased in 2010…

Yesterday, the Practical Traveler reminded travelers that “Getting vaccinated may be the last thing on your mind when heading off on vacation, but it’s important — whether you are traveling to an exotic destination or not.” This point is illustrated by last month’s advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documenting the unusually high number of measles cases…

In a recent Wall Street Journal post, Avoiding Illness on the Road, Dr. Phyllis Kozarsky, a travel health expert for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), offered some good advice for travelers, particularly business travelers.  In this piece Dr. Kozrsky correctly to advises those who are travelling overseas to get immunized, even if coincident with departure.  However, nascent travelers should be aware that protection is…

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