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AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis, chicken pox, malaria, Lyme disease, salmonella, strep throat—no matter where you go, where you live, you are at risk from infectious disease. But you can protect yourself and your family!
In easy-to-understand, reader-friendly language, with lots of true case histories, helpful charts, checklists, and resources to turn to, Dr. Winkler G. Weinberg tells you what you need to know to keep the germs away.
From the infectious of daily life, like the common cold and traveler's diarrhea, to the dangerous, rare diseases like plague, hantavirus, and invasive strep bacteria, this unique guide tells you:
Tuck this compact book in your traveling bag or keep it close to the medicine chest. It just might save you life!
—From the back cover.
|1||The common cold||11|
|2||Strep throat and other strep infections||16|
|3||Urinary tract infections||27|
|4||Infections of the skin||32|
|5||Lyme disease and other tickborne infections||45|
|7||Health hazards of travel||78|
|8||Pneumonia and Legionnaires' disease||107|
|10||Sexually transmitted diseases||139|
|12||HIV infection and AIDS||164|
|13||Special persons and special situations||183|
|14||How to avoid infections if you have HIV||202|
|15||If you are pregnant||226|
|16||In the hospital||245|
|App. A||Vaccination schedules||277|
|App. B||Antibiotics to prevent infective endocarditis||285|