Guide on Safe Food for Travelers
International Certificates of Vaccination
International Health Regulations
International Medical Guide for Ships
International Travel and Health
Ports Designated in Application of the International Health Regulations
Yellow Fever Vaccinating Centres for International Health.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States also excellent information including current travel medical recommendations and requirements for different areas of the world. A convenient graphical map is provided. Additional information concerning disease outbreaks and general health advisories are also furnished.
The field of travel medicine grew out of emporiac medicine, the subspecialty of tropical medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tropical diseases which travelers might encounter.
- Travel-related disease
A disease to which travelers are susceptible specifically because of their travel. Travel-related diseases are the purview of travel medicine. Travel medicine is not really new but it began to flourish in the 1980’s, due to the growing numbers of people traveling internationally, especially to less developed areas of the world. Destinations once visited only […]
- Traveler's diarrhea
Diarrhea that results from infections acquired while traveling to another country. Among the causes of traveler’s diarrhea are enterotoxigenic E. coli and a variety of other bacteria and viruses.
- Treacher Collins Syndrome
a genetic condition that results in a disorder of development of the bones and muscles of the face. The condition affects 1 out of about every 50,000 people and is due to a mutation in a gene known as TCOF1. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner, meaning that a person who has one […]
A medicinal compound once in wide use as an antidote to poisons. Treacle was a kind of salve. It was reputed to be a remedy against venomous bites in particular and against poisons in general. It also came to be considered a “cure” for cancer. The word “treacle” descends from the Greek “theriakos” (of a […]
A machine with a moving strip on which one walks without moving forward. A treadmill was originally a wide wheel turned by the weight of people climbing on steps around its edge, used in the past to provide power for machines or as a punishment in prisons. The treadmill today serves as a device to […]