Yellow Book

This item appears on page 74 of the November 2009 issue.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s “Yellow Book,” actually titled “CDC Health Information for International Travel” (2010, Mosby. ISBN 9780702034817 — 540 pp., $29.95 paperback), has comprehensive information on medical issues to help travelers prepare for trips and stay healthy while abroad. 

Among topics covered are respiratory infections, drug-drug interactions and mental health. It is updated every two years; the 2010 edition was released in July.