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CDC Travelers' Health page
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Public Health Agency of Canada's Travel Health Information

2/2/16 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older - United States, 2016
2/2/16 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years - United States, 2016
1/20/16 Learn about Zika virus symptoms, how it is spread, sign up for e-mail updates
1/5/16 CDC At-A-Glance Resource Guide on Vaccine Administration and Storage and Handling
12/30/15 Rabies in a Dog Imported from Egypt with a Falsified Rabies Vaccination Certificate - Virginia, 2015(MMWR)
12/30/15 Article: Reducing pain during vaccine injections: clinical practice guideline (Canadian Medical Association)
12/30/15 Podcast: Reducing pain during vaccine injections: clinical practice guideline(Canadian Medical Association)
11/18/15 Notes from the Field: Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis Associated with Hot Spring Exposure During International Travel - Seminole County, Florida, July 2014
11/18/15 Polio in Nigeria
10/22/15 Reducing pain at the time of vaccination: WHO position paper - September 2015
9/3/15 Intervals Between PCV13 and PPSV23 Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) (MMWR)
7/10/15 Malaria Prophylaxis Failure with Doxycycline, Central African Republic, 2015 (CDC)
7/10/15 Online Version of Yellow Book 2016 now available (CDC)
7/10/15 CDC releases coverage of International Health Regulations (IHR)
7/6/15 Introduction of Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccineand Switch from Trivalent to Bivalent Oral Poliovirus Vaccine - Worldwide, 2013-2016 (CDC)

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"As a nurse new to the specialty of travel medicine, ATHNA has proven to be a useful resource, providing me with relevant on line sources and links to help advance my knowledge and practice. The ATHNA toolkit was a helpful foundation that guided us in establishing documentation and practices for our newly created family travel clinic." - Debra Louch, RN (Canada)

"ATHNA supports me in my role as an RN working exclusively in travel health. With ATHNA's resources, I have been able to enhance my knowledge and expertise, connect with other travel health nurses in the local area, and advocate for my specialty. An organization such as ATHNA helps an individual's professional growth." - Pao-Hsia Yeh, RN (U.S.)

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Travel Health Nursing is a growing nursing specialty devoted to the care of the international traveler. The mission of the American Travel Health Nurses Association is to promote excellence in travel health nursing practice, education, and research in North America.

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