Health Information for International Travel: 1999
Provides up-to-date and comprehensive information on immunization requirements and recommendations for international travelers. Chapters: list of countries by region; vaccination information; U.S. Public Health Service recommendations; vaccine recommendations for children; yellow fever vaccine requirements and information on malaria risk and prophylaxis, by country; specific recommendations for vaccination and disease prevention; heath hints for the international traveler; geographic distribution of potential health hazards to travelers; advice for the traveler with special needs. Over 50 charts, tables and maps.
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Page 189 - America (Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, St.
Page 164 - The easiest way to guarantee a safe food source for an infant less than 6 months of age is to have the child breast-feed. If the infant has already been weaned from the breast, formula prepared from commercial powder and boiled water is the safest and most practical food. Some species of fish and shellfish can contain poisonous biotoxins, even when well cooked. The most common type of fish poisoning in travelers is ciguatera fish poisoning.
Page 188 - THE AMERICAS North America (Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, St. Pierre and Miquelon, and the United States of America with Hawaii) extends from the Arctic to the subtropical cays of the southern USA. The incidence of communicable diseases is such that they are unlikely to prove a hazard for international travelers greater than that found in their own country. There are, of course, health risks but in general, the precautions required are minimal.
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Page 136 - Preexposure immunization with HDCV, PCEC, or RVA; prior postexposure prophylaxis with HDCV, PCEC, or RVA; or persons previously immunized with any other type of rabies vaccine and a documented history of positive antibody response to the prior vaccination.
Page 212 - Infected area— An area which harbors a particular agent of infection and which because of population characteristics, density, and mobility, and/or vector and animal reservoir potential could support transmission of disease(s) identified there. It is defined on epidemiologic principles by the health administration reporting the disease and need not correspond to administrative boundaries. International...
Page 178 - Emerging infectious diseases are diseases of infectious origin whose incidence in humans has increased within the past two decades or threatens to increase in the near future.
Page iv - Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the Public Health Service or by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Authors
Page 136 - Rabies Immunization I. PREEXPOSURE IMMUNIZATION. Preexposure immunization consists of three doses of HDCV or RVA. 1.0 ml, IM (ie, deltoid area), one each on days 0, 7. and 21 or 28. ONLY HDCV may be administered by the intradermal (ID) dose/route (0.1 ml ID on days 0, 7, and 21 or 28). If the traveler will be taking chloroquine or mefloquine for malaria chemoprophylaxis, the 3-dose series must be completed before initiation of antimalarials.
Page 168 - ORS packets are available at stores or pharmacies in almost all developing countries. ORS is prepared by adding one packet to boiled or treated water. Packet instructions should be checked carefully to ensure that the salts are added to the correct volume of water. ORS solution should be consumed or discarded within 12 hours if held at room temperature or 24 hours if kept refrigerated.