Updates to the Online Edition of CDC Health Information for International Travel 2014 (The Yellow Book)
This webpage contains a listing of the permanent changes made to the online text of CDC Health Information for International Travel 2014 since its May 2013 hardcopy release.
Changes are also indicated within the online sections.
Remember to also check for current recommendations related to outbreaks or emerging situations in Travel Notices that may differ temporarily from recommendations in the Yellow Book.
Update to countries that reported no rabies during 2012
November 26, 2013
We have added the Solomon Islands to Table 3-14.
Update to Cambodia’s malaria recommendations
November 08, 2013
We have updated Cambodia’s malaria recommendations in Chapter 3. For recommended chemoprophylaxis, we added that travelers going to Phnom Penh need only to follow mosquito avoidance measures, since malaria cases in the city are rare.
Updated section on Japanese encephalitis
September 18, 2013
We have updated the Japanese Encephalitis section in Chapter 3 to reflect the new pediatric indication for Japanese encephalitis vaccine.
Updated polio vaccination recommendations in Chapter 3, Travel Vaccines & Malaria Information, by Country
August 27, 2013
We have updated the polio vaccination recommendations in Chapter 3, Travel Vaccines & Malaria Information, by Country based on changes documented in the Clinical Update: Polio Vaccine Guidance for Travelers and Note on Travel to Israel, summarized below.
CDC recommends that all international travelers be fully vaccinated against polio.
CDC recommends an adult inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) booster dose only for travelers to countries with active poliovirus circulation. Countries are considered to have active poliovirus circulation if they have ongoing endemic circulation, active polio outbreaks, or environmental evidence of active wild poliovirus circulation.
In addition, CDC recommends an adult IPV booster dose for certain travelers to some countries that border areas with active poliovirus circulation. These recommendations are based on evidence of historical cross-border transmission. The recommendations apply only to travelers with a high risk of exposure to someone with imported wild poliovirus (WPV) infection. These travelers would include those working in health care settings, refugee camps, or other humanitarian aid settings.
Updated table regarding country-specific Japanese encephalitis risk
August 20, 2013
We have updated the China entry in Table 3-07. Risk for Japanese encephalitis (JE), by country to clarify information about Hong Kong and other major cities. Please see the table for current information.
Updated FDA medication guide for Mefloquine
August 09, 2013
We have updated the link to the recently released (June 2013) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) medication guide for mefloquine in the Malaria section in Chapter 3.