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Travellers' Health: How to Stay Healthy Abroad (5th edition)

ISBN : 9780199214167

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¥3,102
Author: 
Richard Dawood
Pages
560 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
102 x 181 mm
Pub date
Sep 2012
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Our ability to travel to the remotest parts of the world has been transformed, but the health risks are ever changing and increasing, and there may be no one to help when things go wrong. Whether you are travelling abroad for business or pleasure, this book provides essential, detailed, practical advice for journeys all over the world. This fifth edition is a complete revision of a best-selling, comprehensive and trusted guide. Travellers need to be increasingly well informed about health problems they may encounter abroad. Malaria prevention, the latest vaccine information and advice, cruise ship travel, jet lag, skiing, and accidents and injuries abroad: this book covers every important issue in travel medicine, with the emphasis firmly on self-help and prevention. This new edition brings together state-of-the-art background information and specialist advice from more than 70 leading experts from several countries, now in a more compact format. It is also available in an electronic edition. Travellers' Health is the standard source for the well-prepared traveller.

Index: 

1. INTRODUCTION: STAYING HEALTHY ABROAD
1.1 Introduction
2. FOOD AND HYGIENE RELATED DISEASE RISK
2.1 Diarrhoea and intestinal infections
2.2 Parasites from infected food and drink
2.3 Poliomyelitis
2.4 Viral hepatitis
2.5 Poisons and contaminants in food
3. WATER-RELATED DISEASES
3.1 Safe water
3.2 Water purification devices
3.3 Recreational water and beaches
3.4 Algal blooms
4. DISEASES OF 'CONTACT'
4.1 Tuberculosis
4.2 Tetanus
4.3 Diphtheria
4.4 Schistosomiasis (bilharzia)
4.5 Meningococcal Disease
4.6 Legionnaires' disease
4.7 Worm infections from soil contact
4.8 Leprosy
4.9 Anthrax
4.10 Viral hemorrhagic fevers
4.11 Leptospirosis
4.12 Influenza A and B
5. DISEASES SPREAD BY INSECTS
5.1 Malaria
5.2 Arboviruses: dengue, Japanese encephalitis, yellow fever and others
5.3 Filarial infections
5.4 Lyme disease
5.5 Leishmaniasis
5.6 Sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis)
5.7 Chagas disease (South American trypanosomiasis)
5.8 Plague
5.9 Typhus: The rickettsial infections
5.10 Myiasis (maggot infestation)
5.11 Fleas, lice, bugs, scabies, and other creatures
5.12 Personal protection against insect pests
6. ANIMAL ATTACKS
RABIES
VENOMOUS BITES AND STINGS
6.1 Animal attacks
rabies
venomous bites and stings
7. AIR AND SEA TRAVEL
7.1 Air travel
7.2 Jet lag
7.3 Motion sickness
7.4 Cruise Ship Medicine
8. ENVIRONMENTAL AND RECREATIONAL HAZARDS
8.1 Accidents
8.2 Personal safety and security
8.3 Altitude illness
8.4 Effects of climatic extremes
8.5 Sun and the traveler
8.6 Hay fever seasons worldwide
8.7 Yachting and sailing: 'nautical tourism'
8.8 Swimming, diving and water sports
8.9 Snow sports
9. SOME COMMON PROBLEMS
9.1 Skin problems
9.2 Dental problems
9.3 Eye problems
9.4 Foot care
9.5 Skin and soft tissue infections
9.6 Respiratory and airborne problems in travellers
9.7 Gynaecological problems
9.8 Psychological disorders
9.9 Fever and undifferentiated febrile illnesses
10. SEXUAL CONTRACEPTION ABROAD
10.1 Sexually-transmitted infections
10.2 Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
10.3 Contraception and travel: be safe, be prepared
11. TRAVELLERS WITH SPECIAL HEALTH NEEDS
11.1 Travel in pregnancy
11.2 Children abroad
11.3 Elderly travellers
11.4 The traveller with diabetes
11.5 The immunocompromised traveller
11.6 The disabled traveller
11.7 Expedition Medicine
11.8 Medical Tourism
11.9 Health protection of Armed Forces personnel
12. LIVING AND WORKING ABROAD
12.1 Becoming an expatriate
12.2 Fitness for working abroad
13. PREPARING FOR TRAVEL
13.1 Risk and risk assessment for travellers
13.2 Immunization
13.3 Travel insurance: the whys, whats and hows
13.4 Travel law
13.5 Medicines and medical kits
13.6 Blood transfusion, blood products and the traveller
14. EMERGING INFECTIONS: THE FUTURE
14.1 Emerging infections: the future
APPENDIXES
Appendix 1: Vaccination requirements and recommendations
Appendix 2: Resource Guide
Appendix 3: Some hints on eating abroad under extreme conditions of bad hygiene
Appendix 4: Medical Kit Checklist
Appendix 5: Post-travel health screening
Appendix 6: Hay fever seasons worldwide
FURTHER READING
GLOSSARY
INDEX

About the author: 

Dr Richard Dawood trained in medicine at University College London, has studied at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, and practised in a variety of clinical settings at teaching hospitals in the UK and overseas before establishing the Fleet Street Clinic in 1995, which is one of the UK's leading independent centres for Travel Medicine. His specialist interests include pre-travel and post-travel care of high-risk travellers, and looking after news media professionals in war zones and hostile environments. He is a medical adviser to several international TV networks and news agencies. He has been involved in Travel Medicine for more than thirty years, has personal experience of travel in more than 100 countries around the world, and writes and broadcasts frequently on Travel Health issues.

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