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Description:This 1993 photograph depicted a number of tourists sight-seeing amongst the ruins of the ancient Acropolis, outside the Greek city of Lindo, on the Isle of Rhodes. Inside the Acropolis are both ancient, and medieval buildings. Archeological sites throughout the sun-washed Mediterranean are popular tourist destinations for travelers from all over the world. Despite the visual beauty, travelers need to be aware of the potential health hazards associated with travel, be it 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:1993
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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.