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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Traveler's Health
World Health Organization: International travel and health publication
U.S. Department of State: International Travel
KidsHealth.org: Staying Healthy While You Travel
CDC NCID, Division of Parasitic Diseases: DPDx Laboratory Identification of Parasites of Public Health Concern
CDC: Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases
MedlinePlus: Traveler's Health
NOTE: This article is based on research that utilizes the sources cited here as well as the collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board. This article is periodically reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be updated as a result of the review. Any new sources cited will be added to the list and distinguished from the original sources used.
Sources Used in Current Review
MedlinePlus. Traveler's Health. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/travelershealth.html. Accessed February 2013.
KidsHealth.org: Staying Healthy While You Travel. Available online at http://kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/outdoor/family_travel.html through http://kidshealth.org. Accessed February 2013.
FamilyDoctor.org. International Travel: Tips for Staying Healthy. Available online at http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/prevention-wellness/staying-healthy/travel/international-travel-tips-for-staying-healthy.html through http://familydoctor.org. Accessed February 2013.
World Health Organization. International travel and health: Medical examination after travel. Available online at http://www.who.int/ith/precautions/medical_examination/en/index.html through http://www.who.int. Accessed February 2013.
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(© 2006). International travel and health publication [3.70 mb, downloadable in sections]. World Health Organization [On-line publication]. Available online at http://www.who.int/ith/en/.
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