International Travel Health Guide

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An indispensable resource for anyone concerned with safe international travel, this best-selling book has been completely updated to provide more state-of-the-art guidance than ever before. In clear, accessible prose, authors Stuart Rose, MD and Jay Keystone, MD cover all of the essentials of healthy travel, from pre-travel vaccination and avoiding jet lag and altitude sickness to the treatment of travelers' diarrhea, malaria prevention, and more. In addition, the book's unique World Health Guide section provides...

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Overview

An indispensable resource for anyone concerned with safe international travel, this best-selling book has been completely updated to provide more state-of-the-art guidance than ever before. In clear, accessible prose, authors Stuart Rose, MD and Jay Keystone, MD cover all of the essentials of healthy travel, from pre-travel vaccination and avoiding jet lag and altitude sickness to the treatment of travelers' diarrhea, malaria prevention, and more. In addition, the book's unique World Health Guide section provides essential health and risk-related information for over 200 countries.

• Includes invaluable information on:
• How to stay healthy while traveling, and what to do if you get sick or injured abroad.
• How to avoid accidents.
• Avoiding insect bites, a major cause of illness in tropical and sub-tropical countries.
• How to locate a clinic for pre-travel shots and advice.
• How to travel with children.
• Traveling during pregnancy.
• How to find travel insurance that pays "up front" and pays for medical evacuation.
• Which diseases are found in specific geographic regions.

• Contains a new appendix with an extensive list of travel-health-related websites.
• Now Includes embassy and consulate information for US, Canada, and UK
• Provides information on travel clinics worldwide
• Provides SOS call center information
• Presents a new summary of immunizations for each destination.
• Offers new information on trip preparation for disabled travelers.

"...the risks, causes, and prevention of illnesses that can strike while traveling are discussed...includes a medical guide that lists entry requirements and health advisories for a number of countries."

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Reviewer: Grace M Auten, MD (Piedmont Infectious Diseases Consultants, PA)
Description: This encyclopedic book is a complete resource for travelers who want current information about health risks of international travel. Updated frequently since 1989, this book is the 13th edition.
Purpose: The authors' stated purpose is to provide travelers with a current, concise source of health information and advice by topic and by country, especially for developing countries. The goal is to give the reader a guide for prevention of health problems during travel, for management of chronic health problems internationally, and for treatment of conditions that occur during the trip. These objectives are worthy because the information in this book is not otherwise available in such a compact package.
Audience: The comprehensive coverage of travel health makes this a "must-have" for individual travelers as well as group travel planners. Physicians who provide travel clinics will find this book can aid them with counseling of patients. Companies with international offices and frequent travel should consider this book. Missionary groups will greatly benefit from this guide. The authors are well known for their accomplishments in tropical medicine, and their dedication to travel medicine education.
Features: Twenty-one chapters provide an overview of travel health, including topics such as vaccines for travel, travelers' diarrhea, malaria, business travel, and hepatitis. The detailed description of water purification is of great value for travelers to developing countries. A wide range of topics is presented, from prevention and management of altitude illness to dialysis overseas. Diabetes management across time zones is of value. Online resources are listed for even more current information. In addition, over 400 pages are devoted to individual countries, including entry requirements, embassies, hospitals, and disease risks.
Assessment: Readers attracted to the intriguing, colorful collage cover will not be disappointed in the book's fact-packed content. The topics are pertinent and well organized for both medical professionals and laypersons. The current references organized by chapter demonstrate the necessity for this 13th edition. Coupled with the online resources listed in Appendix C and personal consultation with a travel physician, this guide will enhance any traveler's international experience.
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REVIEW OF THE LAST EDITION

"...The best travelers' health book . . . and the only one updated annually." - American Way Magazine
"...Dr. Stuart Rose has successfully produced a comprehensive resource containing concise and accurate answers to potential travelers wondering how to stay healthy abroad and what to do if they become sick or injured far from home. He has made an excellent contribution to the field of travel medicine, and I would strongly recommend this book." - Wilderness Medical Society Newsletter

American Way Magazine
"...The best travelers' health book . . . and the only one updated annually."
DTM&H Wilderness Medical Society Newsletter
"...Dr. Stuart Rose has successfully produced a comprehensive resource containing concise and accurate answers to potential travelers wondering how to stay healthy abroad and what to do if they become sick or injured far from home. He has made an excellent contribution to the field of travel medicine, and I would strongly recommend this book."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323040501
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Series: International Travel Health Guide Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 784
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Travelers' Health

2. Trip Preparation

3. Vaccines for Travel

4. Jet Lag and Motion Sickness

5. Food and Drink Safety

6. Travelers' Diarrhea

7. Malaria

8. Insect Bite Prevention

9. Insect-Borne Diseases

10. Travel-Related Diseases

11. Lyme Disease

12. Hepatitis

13. Diabetes

14. HIV/AIDS and Sexually-Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

15. Altitude Illness

16. Medical Care Abroad

17. Travel Insurance

18. Medical Transport

19. Business Travel and Health

20. Travel and Pregnancy

21. Traveling with Children

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