Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content


Description:This photograph depicted the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Completed in 1889 after little more than two years’ effort, the tower stood 324 meters high, and is the tallest structure within the Paris city limits. More than 200 million people are believed to have visited the tower since its construction. Surveys taken in 1996 indicated that for citizens living in industrialized countries, the Eiffel Tower was the most widely recognized monument in Europe. Paris is a major international tourist destination. Therefore, 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.
High Resolution: Click here for hi-resolution image (6.53 MB)
Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Edwin P. Ewing, Jr.
Creation Date:1985
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
Skip Navigation Links.

Skip Navigation Links.
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.