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Travellers' health how to stay healthy abroad

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  • Creator devised and edited by Richard Dawood
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication
    • 5th ed
    • Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (561 p.)
  • ISBNs 9781283705981, 1283705982, 9780191665400, 0191665401, 0199214166
  • OCLC ocn818851601

Summary

  • 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. Travelers need to be increasingly well informed about health problems they may encounter abroad. Malaria prevention, the latest vaccine information and advice, cruise

Notes

  • Fourth edition published 2002.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English

Contents

  • Cover; Contents; List of contributors; About using this book; 1 Staying healthy abroad; 1.1 Introduction: Staying healthy abroad; 2 Food, drink, and hygiene-related diseases; 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 haemorrhagic fevers; 4.11 Leptospirosis; 4.12 Influenza A and B; 5 Diseases spread by insects; 5.1 Malaria; 5.2 Arbovirus: 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; 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 travelers; 9.7 Gynaecological problems; 9.8 Psychological disorders; 9.9 Fever and undifferentiated febrile illnesses; 10 Sex and contraception abroad; 10.1 Sexually-transmitted infections; 10.2 Human immunodeficiency virus; 10.3 Contraception and travel: be safe, be prepared; 11 Travelers with special health needs; 11.1 Travel in pregnancy; 11.2 Children abroad; 11.3 Elderly travelers; 11.4 The traveler with diabetes; 11.5 The immunocompromised traveler; 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 travelers; 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 traveler; 14 Emerging infections: the future; Appendix 1: Vaccination requirements and recommendations; Appendix 2: Resource guide
  • Appendix 3: Some hints on eating abroad under extreme conditions of bad hygiene