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Travelers' Health

A common concern of travelers, whether for business or pleasure, is how to avoid getting sick. Infectious diseases vary depending on your travel destination. Learn which infections are common in your travel destination and how to best seek medical care while traveling. Get smart tips on planning your trip and traveling with kids.

How to Stay Healthy When Traveling
Get quick summaries of some common travel-related infections and tips on how to diagnose, treat, and avoid them.

At a Glance: Common Travel-Related Infections
Get quick summaries of some common travel-related infections and tips on how to diagnose, treat, and avoid them.

How to Avoid Travelers' Diarrhea

CDC's Recommendations for Travel

WHO's Guide to International Travel and Health

Chicken-what?
Chikungunya is a viral infection causing joint pain and fevers spread by mosquitoes. A bite by a mosquito in Florida or Texas could possibly spread the disease.

What is it like to have Chikungunya

Infections in the News
Find out more about the infectious diseases making headlines today.

Traveling Infections
Infections travel by their very nature. Find out more about infections that once seemed very far away

Ebola
Ebola is a viral hemorrhagic fever, currently spreading in West Africa. It is spread through direct contact with a person (or their body fluids) who is ill with Ebola. Before a patient has symptoms from Ebola, they cannot transmit the infection.

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