The CDC Adds Medical Tourism To Its Travel Health Guide

www.jaunted.com | 2009-08-17

Nervous about traveling abroad because you might pick up some flesh-eating illness or other? Fear no more: the Center for Disease Control has just released the 2010 edition of the CDC Health Information for International Travel, the yellow bible which contains everything you need to know about staying healthy while you're outside the United States.

This new edition has got a section on medical tourism, so you can figure out which cheaper country is the safest to get your next bit of cosmetic surgery. It's also got advice on newly popular destinations that your local doctor might not know too much about, including Mount Kiliminjaro, India, China and Nepal.

At 540 pages in hardback, this is no backpack travel guide, but instead is something you have to digest thoroughly while you're planning your trip. And while we of course advocate traveling safely and healthily, we're not quite sure we'll be keeping this book at our bedside before our next trip abroad. Perhaps someone else could read it and tell us the important bits?

 



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