“Traveler Health Advice Handbook” (May 2015) Jason Lippmann, edits by Fern R. Hauck, MD, MS, and Tania Thomas, MD
“This small handbook was created to condense the literature necessary for travel advice and prophylactic treatment of refugees and others going abroad. The handbook also provides a price list of the medications and vaccines both at UVA and the Charlottesville-Albemarle Health Department (Appendix 1). The current, temporary CDC advisory for travel polio prophylaxis is included as Appendix 2. The general guidelines for polio are part of the main body of the handbook. For additional information, refer to the CDC Yellow Book or the ‘Destinations’ pages on www.cdc.gov/travel which were the major sources of information for this handbook.” The handbook includes recommended routine vaccines for children and adults, country-specific recommendations, and specific illnesses to consider, including hepatitis A, traveler’s diarrhea, typhoid, malaria, yellow fever, and Japanese encephalitis.
Keywords: Traveler Advice, Prophylactic Treatment, Vaccines, Polio, Hepatitis A, Traveler’s Diarrhea, Typhoid, Malaria, Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis