Health Information

Travel Medicine

  • African Trypanosomiasis (African Sleeping Sickness)

    Detailed information on African trypanosomiasis, also called African sleeping sickness, including symptoms, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

  • HIV and AIDS

    AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus, which kills or impairs cells of the immune system and progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers.

  • Air Travel

    Detailed information on healthy considerations for air travel, including ways to prevent motion sickness and jet lag

  • Traveler's Checklist

    Detailed checklist for travelers to ensure a safe and healthy trip

  • Traveling With Children

    Detailed information on traveling with children

  • Cholera

    Detailed information on cholera, including causes, prevention, and treatment

  • Traveling with Chronic Conditions

    See your doctor as early as possible before you leave on your trip. Discuss any risks that may be involved and plan for immunizations, medication, and medical devices you may need while you're away.

  • Cryptosporidiosis

    Detailed information on cryptosporidiosis, including transmission, location, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Dengue Fever

    Detailed information on dengue fever, including symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment

  • Common Health Problems Associated With Travel in Developing Countries

    Detailed information on common health problems associated with travel in developing countries

  • Traveling with Diabetes

    Detailed information on traveling with diabetes

  • Diarrheal Diseases

    Detailed information on the most common types of diarrheal diseases, including cryptosporidiosis, diarrhea, traveler's diarrhea, salmonella infection, and giardiasis

  • Emerging Infectious Diseases

    Detailed information on emerging infectious diseases and how travelers can minimize their risk of infectious diseases

  • Types of Arbovirus Encephalitis

    Detailed information on the most common types of encephalitis, including Japanese encephalitis, tickborne encephalitis, and arbovirus encephalitis

  • Traveler's First-Aid Kit

    Detailed list of what a traveler's first-aid kit should include

  • What is Fish and Shellfish Poisoning?

    At certain times of the year, various species of fish and shellfish contain toxins, even if well cooked. The most common type of fish poisoning in travelers is ciguatera fish poisoning.

  • Influenza (Flu)

    How do you know if you have the flu? Symptoms: abrupt onset of fever, muscle aches, sore throat, and a nonproductive cough.

  • Staying Healthy While You Travel

    Detailed information on health preparations before you travel and during travel

  • High-Risk Diseases for Travelers

    Detailed information on the most common high risk diseases for travelers, including African trypanosomiasis (African sleeping sickness), mad cow disease, HIV, AIDS, cholera, e. coli, dengue fever, diarrheal disease, cryptosporidiosis, diarrhea, traveler's

  • Traveling With HIV

    Detailed information on traveling with HIV

  • Home Page - Travel Medicine

    Detailed information on the most common high risk diseases for travelers, including African trypanosomiasis (African sleeping sickness), mad cow disease, HIV, AIDS, cholera, e. coli, dengue fever, diarrheal disease, cryptosporidiosis, diarrhea, traveler's

  • BSE ('Mad Cow Disease') and vCJD

    BSE is a cattle disease, and vCJD is the equivalent disease in humans. Both are fatal brain diseases. Researchers believe that people become infected by eating beef contaminated with BSE.

  • Malaria

    Detailed information on malaria, including symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and information for travelers

  • Online Resources - Travel Medicine

    List of online resources to find additional information on travel medicine

  • Planning To Travel

    Detailed information on travel and planning to travel

  • Traveling While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

    Detailed information on traveling while pregnancy or breastfeeding

  • Animal Bites and Rabies

    Detailed information on animal bites and rabies, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

  • After You Return

    Detailed information on health considerations after returning home from traveling abroad

  • Safety While Traveling Abroad

    Detailed safety information for travelers

  • Salmonella Infections

    Salmonella bacteria are usually transmitted to humans by eating foods contaminated with animal feces. Beef, poultry, milk, and eggs are common sources.

  • Cruise Ships

    Detailed information on traveling healthy while on cruise ships

  • What To Do If You Get Sick While Traveling

    Detailed information on how to respond if you become ill or injured while traveling

  • Topic Index - Travel Medicine

    Detailed information on the most common high risk diseases for travelers, including African trypanosomiasis (African sleeping sickness), mad cow disease, HIV, AIDS, cholera, e. coli, dengue fever, diarrheal disease, cryptosporidiosis, diarrhea, traveler's

  • Traveling With Special Needs

    Detailed information for travelers with special needs

  • Special Vaccination Requirements

    Review your immunization history with your health care provider and be sure that children over the age of 2 are on schedule with their vaccine series.

  • Medical Information for Americans Traveling Abroad

    Detailed medical information for Americans traveling abroad

  • Traveler's Diarrhea

    Detailed information on traveler's diarrhea, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Tuberculosis (TB)

    Detailed information on tuberculosis, including risks, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Typhoid Fever

    Detailed information on typhoid fever, including spread, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and traveling

  • Routine Vaccination Recommendations

    Specific vaccine recommendations vary depending on age, geographic location, and other risk factors.

  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

    Detailed information on viral hemorrhagic fever, including symptoms, treatment, and prevention

  • Yellow Fever

    Detailed information on yellow fever, including symptom, prevention, and treatment

  • Diarrhea

    Detailed information on diarrhea, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Giardiasis

    Detailed information on giardiasis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

  • Meningitis

    Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, the membranes that surround the brain. Most cases of meningitis are caused by viruses; bacterial meningitis is rare.

  • Ticks and Lyme Disease

    Detailed information on Lyme disease, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

  • Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli

    This particular strain of E. coli causes a severe intestinal infection. You can get this infection by eating contaminated meat or by drinking unpasteurized juice or milk that has been contaminated.