The Adventurous Traveler's Guide to Health

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The Adventurous Traveler's Guide to Health is just what every traveler needs: a straightforward look at what you can do to stay healthy during your travels, from start to finish. Whether headed to the urban centers of Africa or to the jungles of southeast Asia, there are precautions to be taken even before setting foot on a plane, as well as important things to remember once your travels are over.
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Overview

The Adventurous Traveler's Guide to Health is just what every traveler needs: a straightforward look at what you can do to stay healthy during your travels, from start to finish. Whether headed to the urban centers of Africa or to the jungles of southeast Asia, there are precautions to be taken even before setting foot on a plane, as well as important things to remember once your travels are over.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295988085
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 3/30/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 3

1 Overview: Risks to International Travelers 7

2 Immunizations: Routine, Required, Recommended 11

3 Malaria 41

4 Urban Medicine: Threats to Health of Travelers to Cities 63

5 Diseases for Which There Are No Vaccines 83

6 Travelers' Diarrhea 93

7 Traveling with Children 109

8 Traveling with Chronic Medical Problems 126

9 High-Altitude Medicine 137

10 Really, Really Nasty Diseases and Other Threats That are Really, Really Rare, Thank God 149

11 The Medical Kit 153

12 Jet Health 159

13 After Your Trip: If You Feel Good, If You Do Not 166

14 Some Tips That, Strictly Speaking, Do Not Fall under the Rubric of Travel Health Which I Nonetheless Feel Impelled to Make 170

15 Resources for the International Traveler 177

Glossary 183

Bibliography 187

Index 207

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