May 26, 2022

Reference: CDC Releases 2016 Edition of the Yellow Book (Health Information for International Travel)

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the 2016 edition of “CDC Health Information for International

Travel,” commonly known as the Yellow Book. Nicknamed for its yellow cover and published biennially, the book is the ultimate guide for healthy international travel. The most recent version includes updated sections on emerging global diseases, including Ebola, MERS and chikungunya. The 2016 edition also features expanded guidelines for 16 popular travel destinations, including Brazil, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, and Haiti.

The 2016 edition includes the following new features:

  • Yellow fever vaccination recommendation maps for 10 countries
  • 15 country-specific malaria risk maps
  • Comprehensive advice for health care workers traveling to provide care overseas
  • Discussion of complementary and alternative health approaches to travel medicine
  • Commentary on the cost analysis of travel health care

Popular features from previous editions remain in the 2016 edition, including information on cruise ship travel, food and water precautions, and health advice for international adoptions.

For travelers and clinicians who want to take the Yellow Book with them, a new mobile app with the complete 2016 edition will be available for purchase on iOS and Android devices in September.

The Yellow Book is [also] published in print by Oxford University Press and is available to order from their website or from most major online booksellers.

Note: The 2014 edition remains available for iOS and Android devices.

Direct to 2016 CDC Yellow Book Content Online

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