WHO revised disease-protection guide

May - June, 2009 | Volume 8, Issue 3

The World Health Organization has published a revised disease-protection guide for travelers.

"While there is evidence that more traditional tourist and business travelers take appropriate prevention measures or receive proper treatment, recent immigrants who return to their home countries for the purpose of visiting friends and relatives deserve particular attention because they are at a higher risk of suffering certain health problems," it says.

The guide has a new chapter on psychological health, updated disease maps and the latest prevention and treatment options.

View WHO information on international travel and health.

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