Travelers’ Health – Mobile Apps

2016 Yellow Book

app-2014-yellow-book-150CDC Health Information for International Travel (commonly called the Yellow Book) is published every two years by CDC as a reference for those who advise international travelers about health risks. The Yellow Book is written primarily for health professionals, although others will find it useful.

Key Features

  • The definitive resource for healthcare providers and individuals seeking                                                                                                                               consultation in advance of international travel
  • Accessible content conveyed in easy-to-understand format, including maps



travwell-150CDC’s TravWell app helps you plan for safe and healthy international travel. Build a trip to get destination-specific vaccine recommendations, a checklist of what you need to do to prepare for travel, and a customizable healthy travel packing list. The app also lets you store travel documents, keep a record of your medications and immunizations, and set reminders to get vaccine booster doses or take medicines while you’re traveling.

Key Features

  • Authoritative recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and                                                                                                                            Prevention
  • During-travel features available offline (no data connection needed)
  • Fully customizable to do list and packing list
  • Emergency services phone numbers for every destination
  • Easy to use and fun


Can I Eat This?

App - Can I Eat This

Montezuma’s revenge, Delhi belly, or travelers’ diarrhea – whatever you call it, it can ruin your international trip. Help prevent travelers’ diarrhea by using CDC’s Can I Eat This? app. Select the country you’re in and answer a few simple questions about what you’re thinking about eating or drinking, and Can I Eat This? will tell you whether it’s likely to be safe. With Can I Eat This?, you can be more confident that your food and drink choices won’t make you spend your international trip in the bathroom.

Key Features

  • Authoritative recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and                                                                                                                            Prevention
  • Access recommendations offline (no data connection needed)
  • Easy to use and fun


Find more information here.


Published in GI-Mail 02/2017 (German + English edition). Sign up for GI-Mail here.  

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