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.

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