The CDC Yellow Book says the number of people traveling internationally has continued to grow substantially in the past decade. According to the World Tourism Organization, there were 1.2 billion worldwide international tourist arrivals in 2015, an increase of 4% from 2013; 50 million more people spent a night at an international destination than in 2014.
In 2015, US residents made more than 73 million trips with at least 1 night outside the United States. The importance of protecting the health of individual travelers, as well as safeguarding the health of the communities to which they return, cannot be overstated.
No interview in this episode. Instead, I want to look at the topic of travel health and my first destination is the archipelago made up of over 7,000 islands–the Philippines.
- Travel health and medicine issues
- CDC: Lack of funding threatens the Global Health Security Agenda, What are the implications?
- India eliminating trachoma and other global health successes in 2017
- Raw sushi’s microbial risks: The worms and germs
- Rabies: What should you do if you’re exposed?
- Bioterrorism, antibiotic resistance and pandemic flu: Discussing ‘Deadliest Enemy’
- Leptospirosis cases up 38 percent in the Philippines in 2017
- Japanese encephalitis, the Philippines and the need to put the vaccine on the national schedule
- Philippines: Typhoons prompt advisory over typhoid, cholera, leptospirosis and hepatitis A
- Philippines: 12 million people at risk for schistosomiasis, a major neglected tropical disease
- Tetanus: Philippines DOH gives Holy Week advice
- Angel Locsin recounts bouts with dengue fever
- A Potentially Fatal Parasite First Seen in the Philippines