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Description:This 1995 photograph depicted the Patpong district, a popular Bangkok, Thailand nighttime entertainment, dining, and shopping locale. The kingdom of Thailand is located in Southeast Asia. It is also known as Siam which was the official name of the country until 1949. Bangkok is the country’s largest city as well as its capital.

Since the official activities around the King’s 60th birthday in 1987, Thailand has become a leading tourist destination for visitors from the newly affluent nations of East Asia as well as Europe. It is important for all travelers to be aware of the potential health hazards of travel to any destination, foreign or domestic.
Improvements in transportation and communication have linked people around the world as never before. Rising levels of affluence have meant that people from all over the world now travel with greater frequency. To address health issues associated with travel, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers tips for U.S. travelers on how to avoid illness while away from home. A greater problem is that of globalization’s effect on infectious disease transmission. Health problems can no longer be thought of as “local.” CDC’s “PulseNet” is one effort used to monitor laboratory gel patterns to quickly identify dispersed domestic and international outbreaks of infectious disease.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Edwin P. Ewing, Jr.
Creation Date:1995
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Links:CDC – PulseNet Home Page
CDC – Travelers’ Health
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.