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American College of Sports Medicine
401 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3233
(317) 637-9200, ext. 127 or 133
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The American College of Sports Medicine Task Force on Healthy Air Travel promotes exercise and physical activities that can be done while taking an airplane trip. They provide information about:

  • Ways you can exercise while at U.S. airports.
  • Strategies to reduce the impact of jet lag.
  • Methods to improve your health through physical activity and good nutrition while flying.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Travelers' Health
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA  30333
Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
TDD: 1-888-232-6348
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The CDC's Travelers' Health Web site provides health information for the traveler. The Web site provides information on immunizations that are needed for travel to various areas of the world. It also provides information for safe travel, including traveling with children and with people who have special needs. Information about current outbreaks of disease in the world is also provided. The CDC is the leading federal agency for protecting U.S. citizens' health and safety by providing credible health information and health promotion.

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers
1623 Military Road
Suite 279
Niagara Falls, NY  14304-1745
Phone: (716) 754-4883
Web Address:

The International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers (IAMAT) is a nonprofit organization with a goal to help travelers make good choices about their health and reduce illnesses and injuries while traveling. They provide information about vaccinations, health risks, and food and water safety for all countries. They also maintain a directory of qualified doctors and mental health practitioners throughout the world who can provide medical care to international travelers.

International Society of Travel Medicine
315 West Ponce de Leon Avenue
Suite 245
Decatur, GA  30030
Phone: (404) 373-8282
Fax: (404) 373-8283
Web Address:

The International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) provides education, service, and research in the field of travel medicine. ISTM focuses on preventive and curative medicine, infectious diseases, high altitude physiology, and travel-related obstetrics. Two other areas of focus are military medicine and migration medicine. ISTM's goals are to promote travel health, develop guidelines for travel medicine, and educate health professionals and people who work in the travel industry. ISTM's website has a travel clinic directory where travelers can search for a travel clinic near them.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health
NIAID Office of Communications and Government Relations
6610 Rockledge Drive, MSC 6612
Bethesda, MD  20892-6612
Phone: 1-866-284-4107 toll-free
Phone: (301) 496-5717
Fax: (301) 402-3573
TDD: 1-800-877-8339
Web Address:

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases conducts research and provides consumer information on infectious and immune-system-related diseases.

World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland  
Web Address:

The World Health Organization (WHO) is an agency of the United Nations. It has about 200 member states. WHO promotes technical cooperation among nations on health issues, carries out programs to control and eliminate disease, and strives to improve the quality of human life.

The Web site has information on many health topics, including health and disease related to travel.


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Last Updated: March 27, 2013
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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