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Travel Resources

Traveler's health

UW staff and students

  • UW Global Support: Global Health, Safety & Security
    Provides a number of useful links to resources and presentations on staying safe and healthy when traveling abroad.
  • U.S. Department of State: Students Abroad
    Web site designed to offer college-age Americans a one-stop reference for international travel.
  • CDC: Traveling Students
    Prepare for a safe and healthy study abroad experience by following CDC's travel health tips for students.
  • UW International Emergency Phone Line: 001-206-632-0153
  • Global Health Resource Center: (206) 685-7362
  • HTH International (Medical Evacuation Insurance): (610) 254-8771

Infectious diseases

  • WHO: Disease Outbreak News
    Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response (EPR)
  • International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM)
    Promoting healthy travel worldwide
  • Google/CDC: Flu Trends (Google's philanthropic organization) has partnered with the CDC and uses aggregated Google search data to estimate flu activity in your state up to two weeks faster than traditional systems.
  • HealthMap: Global Disease Alert Map
    This site pulls data from a wide variety of sources including PROMed, WHO, Google News, and more to map out where there are current disease outbreaks worldwide. You can click on a tag on the map to get details about a particular outbreak.
  • Pandemic Flu / Avian Flu
    One-stop access to U.S. Government avian and pandemic flu information.
  • CIA: The World Fact Book
    Provides a wealth of information about individual countries including geography, economy, transportation, military, and general background information.
  • Medline Plus: Traveler's Health
    Tips, guides, and tools for the international traveler from the National Institutes of Health.

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