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Abington Memorial Hospital's Travelers Clinic Can Protect Travelers From The Now Active Yellow Fever
Date:2/23/2010

Yellow fever is now active in South America and Africa, and the yellow fever vaccine, required for travel to certain mosquito-prone areas, is only available at authorized centers which issue proof of vaccination. Abington Memorial Hospital’s Travelers Clinic is one center offering the vaccine.

Abington, PA (Vocus) February 22, 2010 -- Yellow fever is now active in South America and Africa, and the yellow fever vaccine, required for travel to certain mosquito-prone areas, is only available at authorized centers which issue proof of vaccination.

Yellow fever, dengue, malaria – these potentially dangerous infectious diseases are easily transmitted, yet they rarely occur in the United States. Because most Americans don’t encounter these illnesses in daily life, they often don’t think about the risks of contracting them while on personal or business travel abroad.

“They’re also usually unaware of how widespread other diseases, such as hepatitis A, are in the rest of the world, or how easily they can pick up travelers’ diarrhea when outside U.S. borders,” said Robert R. Dee, M.D., Abington Memorial Hospital’s Travelers Clinic. “What’s more, many people erroneously believe that if they are visiting popular tourist destinations, staying in luxury hotels, or traveling on deluxe cruise ships, they are protected from infectious disease.”

At Abington Memorial Hospital’s Travelers Clinic, the goal is to preve
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