The nonprofit International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers (IAMAT) provides guidance to travelers. At its website,, input the country to which you plan to travel for a list of recommended vaccinations. Users can also search by health risk, such as malaria and chikungunya, for a description of risks, symptoms, preventive measures and a list of countries in which the risk is present. Only members can access the organization's list of English-speaking doctors around the globe. According to its website, "There is no fee to join IAMAT. Membership is valid for one year and renewable with a donation."

Star Tribune staff