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CDC Travelers' Health page
lists current announcements, warnings, outbreaks and vaccine shortages

Public Health Agency of Canada's Travel Health Information

8/28/14 Assessing and Mitigating the Risks for Polio Outbreaks in Polio-Free Countries - Africa, 2013-2014 (CDC)
8/28/14 Update on Cases of Delayed Hemolysis After Parenteral Artesunate Therapy for Malaria - United States, 2008 and 2013 (CDC)
8/20/14 Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus (CDC)
8/18/14 2014-15 influenza vaccination recommendations (MMWR)
8/18/14 CDC issues VISs for the 2014-15 influenza vaccine
7/31/14 ATHNA Stands by our colleagues in West Africa fighing the Ebola Virus outbreak.
7/16/14 World Hepatitis Day (CDC)
7/16/14 In honor of World Malaria Day 2014: Free Virtual Issue on Malaria (Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease)
7/11/14 Incidence and Spectrum of Health Problems Among Travelers to Laos
7/11/14 Sensitivity of Parasitological Tests in Imported Plasmodium vivax Malaria in Adults and Impact of Chemoprophylaxis and Attack Type
7/11/14 Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Following Marine Injuries and Exposures in Travelers
7/10/14 New study published in Pediatrics reinforces the safety of vaccination
7/7/14 Interim CDC Guidance for Polio Vaccination for Travel to and from Countries Affected by Wild Poliovirus
6/24/14 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends a preference for using the nasal spray flu vaccine in children 2-8 years (CDC)
6/24/14 Ebola Viral Disease Outbreak - West Africa, 2014 (CDC)
6/23/14 Free Editor's Choice Articles from ISTM
6/23/14 LeishMan Recommendations for Treatment of Cutaneous and Mucosal Leishmaniasis in Travelers, 2014
Johannes Blum et al.
6/23/14 Making Sausages
Glenn Wortmann
6/23/14 Effectiveness of Short Prophylactic Course of Atovaquone-Proguanil in Travelers to Sub-Saharan Africa
Eyal Leshem et al.
6/23/14 Malaria Chemoprophylaxis with Atovaquone-Proguanil: Is a Shorter Regimen Fully Protective?
Martin P. Grobusch
6/23/14 Results from Screening Immigrants of Low-Income Countries: Data from a Public Primary Health Care
Olga Hladun et al.
6/13/14 Malaria Outbreak in Egypt: Recommendations for Travelers
6/7/14 Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia (CDC)
6/7/14 Ebola in Sierra Leone (CDC)
6/5/14 Editor's Choice Articles Journal of Travel Medicine (ISTM)
6/5/14 Ebola outbreak in West Africa(PHAC)
6/5/14 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
6/5/14 Zika virus infection in Chile, New Caledonia and the Cook Islands
6/5/14 Schistosoma Haematobrium Infections Acquired in Corsica, France, August 2013 (Eurosurveillance)
6/5/14 Notes from the Field: Chikungunya Virus Spreads in the Americas - Caribbean and South America, 2013-2014 (CDC)
6/4/14 New WHO Polio Vaccination Requirements (CDC)
6/3/14 Free CE from CDC: Update on Vaccine Storage and Handling
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