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Updated CDC Travel Health Book Released
Date:7/28/2009

CDC s Yellow Book Provides Useful Tips on Healthy International Travel

ATLANTA, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2010 edition of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Yellow Book includes new or expanded sections on medical tourism, traveling safely with chronic diseases and conditions, and expert perspectives on popular travel itineraries worldwide. The updated book, which is a definitive guide for healthy international travel, is now available online.

Nicknamed for its yellow cover, the health guide updated every two years is officially titled CDC Health Information for

International Travel. The resource provides travel health recommendations and other features that help international travelers prepare for trips and stay healthy while abroad.

"The profile of the international traveler is changing. Increasingly, we're seeing older Americans traveling with chronic medical conditions. The new Yellow Book provides tips to help these travelers, and all international travelers, be healthy," said Dr. Gary Brunette, chief of CDC's Travelers' Health Branch and managing editor of the 2010 Yellow Book.

The Yellow Book includes for the first time a section on medical tourism, the growing practice of traveling internationally for medical procedures and leisure activities in one trip. In 2006,
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