CDC Releases 2016 Edition of the Yellow Book

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 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 diseases such as Ebola, MERS, and chikungunya and features expanded guidelines for 16 popular travel destinations, including Brazil, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, and Haiti.

The 2016 edition includes the following:

  • Yellow fever vaccination recommendation maps for 10 countries
  • Fifteen 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

An online version of the Yellow Book is  available at CDC’s Travelers’ Health website. Stay tuned to this website for Yellow Book updates, including ordering information, links to the online version, and information the release of a mobile application for iOS and Android tablets and phones.

About Alyson Jordan

Alyson Jordan serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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