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(Updated February 4)
» Malaria, Dominican Republic: Recent Developments (Updated February 4)

 Site Contents 
Health information for specific destinations. What to know before you go
· Reference Materials
2003-2004 "Yellow Book", Blue Sheet...
· Diseases
Specific diseases that can affect travelers
· Vaccinations
CDC’s vaccination recommendations for travelers of all ages; yellow fever vaccination recommendations by country; authorized U.S. yellow fever vaccination clinics
· Safe Food and Water
How to avoid illness from food or water
· Traveling with Children
What to do before taking children to other countries
· Special Needs Travelers
Information for travelers with special needs such as disabilities, pregnancy and breast-feeding, and HIV
· Cruise Ships and Air Travel
Health information about specific cruise ships: list of recent inspection scores ("green sheets") and inspection database by CDC’s Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP)
News and Highlights
· New Vaccine Approved for the Prevention of Meningococcal Disease (Released January 25)
· Malaria-related Deaths Among Travelers Are Preventable (Released October 27)
· Revised brochure: Preventing Malaria in Travelers: A Guide for Travelers to Malaria-Risk Areas(PDF format; 8 pages/280 KB)
· Traveling and Need a Yellow Fever Vaccination? Yellow Fever Registry lists authorized vaccination providers nationwide
· Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

Travelers' Health Hotline
888-232-3299 toll free
(Any information available by fax is also posted on this site.)
877-FYI-TRIP toll free
Malaria Case Management Hotline
Health care providers needing assistance with the diagnosis or management of suspected cases of malaria, may call the CDC Malaria Hotline: 770-488-7788 (M-F, 8am-4:30pm, eastern time). Emergency consultation after hours, call: 770-488-7100 and request to speak with a CDC Malaria Branch clinician.


Travel Notices

Travel Health Warnings: none

Travel Health Precaution

 Avian Influenza, Vietnam
Notice to Travelers Visiting Family and Friends
(Updated February 4)
In Vietnamese
 Avian Influenza, Vietnam
Notice to Travelers
(Updated February 4, 2005; )
 Outbreak Notice: Meningococcal Disease, Anhui Province, China (Released February 7)
 Meningococcal Disease, Chad (Updated January 26)
 Outbreak: Update on Polio Eradication Activities, Africa (Updated January 25)
 Malaria, Dominican Republic: Recent Developments (Updated February 4)
In The News
 Update on Avian Influenza A (H5N1) (Released February 7)
 Meningococcal Disease, Philippines (Updated January 26)
 Norovirus in Travelers Returning from the Dominican Republic (Updated January 14, 2005)
 Yellow Fever: West Africa
(Released January 13)
 See also: Influenza Vaccine Information 2004-2005 (updated regularly) 
 Tsunami Disaster: Interim Guidance for Travelers (Updated January 18)


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