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    • African Trypanosomiasis (African Sleeping Sickness)

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

    • After You Return

      Detailed information on health considerations after returning home from traveling abroad

    • Air Travel

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

    • 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.

    • Cholera

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

    • Common Health Problems Associated With Travel in Developing Countries

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

    • Cruise Ships

      Detailed information on traveling healthy while on cruise ships

    • 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

    • Diarrhea

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

    • 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

    • Escherichia coli O157:H7

      Detailed information on E. coli, including symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and prevention

    • Fish 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.

    • Giardiasis

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

    • Glossary - Travel Medicine

      Glossary of terms relating to travel medicine

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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

    • Influenza (Flu)

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

    • Lyme Disease

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

    • Malaria

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

    • Medical Information for Americans Traveling Abroad

      Detailed medical information for Americans traveling abroad

    • 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.

    • 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

    • Rabies

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

    • Routine Vaccination Recommendations

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

    • 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.

    • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

      Detailed information on SARS, including symptoms, prevention, and treatment

    • 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.

    • Staying Healthy While You Travel

      Detailed information on health preparations before you travel and during travel

    • 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

    • Traveler's Checklist

      Detailed checklist for travelers to ensure a safe and healthy trip

    • Traveler's Diarrhea

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

    • Traveler's First-Aid Kit

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

    • Traveling While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

      Detailed information on traveling while pregnancy or breastfeeding

    • Traveling With Children

      Detailed information on traveling with children

    • 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.

    • Traveling with Diabetes

      Detailed information on traveling with diabetes

    • Traveling With HIV

      Detailed information on traveling with HIV

    • Traveling With Special Needs

      Detailed information for travelers with special needs

    • Tuberculosis (TB)

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

    • Types of Arbovirus Encephalitis

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

    • Typhoid Fever

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

    • Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

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

    • What To Do If You Get Sick While Traveling

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

    • Yellow Fever

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