Travellers' Health: How to stay healthy abroad


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 ...

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199214167
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 11/25/2012
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet 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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Table of Contents

1.1. Introduction, Richard Dawood
1.2. Staying healthy abroad: prevention is the best strategy
2.1. Diarrhoea and intestinal infections, Herbert DuPont and Charles Ericsson
2.2. Parasites from infected food and drink, Bertie Squire
2.3. Poliomyelitis, Tom Solomon
2.4. Viral hepatitis, Arie Zuckerman and Jane Zuckerman
2.5. Poisons and contaminants in food, Michael Eddleston
3.1. Safe water, Hemda Garelick
3.2. Water purification devices, Paul Goodyer
3.3. Recreational water and beaches, Robin Philipp and Pam Thorne
3.4. Algal blooms, Robin Philipp and Pam Thorne
4.1. Tuberculosis, Peter Davies and Andrea Collins
4.2. Tetanus, Louise Thwaites
4.3. Diphtheria, Delia Bethell
4.4. Schistosomiasis (bilharzia), Bertie Squire
4.5. Meningococcal Disease, Andrew Pollard
4.6. Legionnaires' disease, John Macfarlane
4.7. Worm infections from soil contact, Michael Brown
4.8. Leprosy, Diana Lockwood
4.9. Anthrax, Philip Brachman
4.10. Viral hemorrhagic fevers, Sue Fisher Hoch
4.11. Leptospirosis, Matthew Dryden
4.12. Influenza A and B, John Oxford
5.1. Malaria, David A Warrell
5.2. Arboviruses: dengue, JJapanese encephalitis, yellow fever and others, Tom Solomon
5.3. Filarial infections, Michael Brown
5.4. Lyme disease, David Wright
5.5. Leishmaniasis, Robert Davidson
5.6. Sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis), Richard Dawood
5.7. Chagas disease (South American trypanosomiasis), Chris Scofield
5.8. Plague, Tom Solomon
5.9. Typhus: The rickettsial infections, Nick Day
5.10. Myiasis (maggot infestation), John Paul
5.11. Fleas, lice, bugs, scabies, and other creatures, Ian Burgess
5.12. Personal protection against insect pests, Ian Burgess
6.1. Animal attacks; rabies; venomous bites and stings, David A Warrell
7.1. Air travel, Anthony Batchelor
7.2. Jet lag, Richard Dawood
7.3. Motion sickness, Alan Benson and Rollin Stott
7.4. Cruise Ship Medicine, Arthur L Diskin
8.1. Accidents, Stephen Hargarten and Tifany Frazer
8.2. Personal safety and security, Charlie McGrath
8.3. Altitude illness, Buddah Basnyat
8.4. Effects of climatic extremes, Chris Johnson
8.5. Sun and the traveler, Anthony Young
8.6. Hay fever seasons worldwide, Roy Kennedy
8.7. Yachting and sailing: 'nautical tourism', Nebojsa Nikolic
8.8. Swimming, diving and water sports, John Kenafake
8.9. Snow sports, Mike Langran
9.1. Skin problems, Francisco Vega Lopez
9.2. Dental problems, Andrew Dawood
9.3. Eye problems, Gillian Whitby
9.4. Foot care, Paula Dudley
9.5. Skin and soft tissue infections, Matthew Dryden
9.6. Respiratory and airborne problems in travellers, Richard Dawood
9.7. Gynaecological problems, Jerker Liljestrand
9.8. Psychological disorders, Michael Phelan
9.9. Fever and undifferentiated febrile illnesses, Mark Bailey
10.1. Sexually transmitted infections, Jerker Liljestrand
10.2. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Andrew Freedman and Owen Seddon
10.3. Contraception and travel: be safe, be prepared, Elphis Christopher
11.1. Travel in pregnancy, Jerker Liljestrand
11.2. Children abroad, Tony Waterston
11.3. Elderly travellers, Ian McIntosh
11.4. The traveller with diabetes, David Matthews
11.5. The immunocompromised traveller, Camille Kotton
11.6. The disabled traveller, Agnes Fletcher
11.7. Expedition Medicine, Jon Dallimore
11.8. Medical Tourism, Richard Dawood
11.9. Health protection of Armed Forces personnel, Steve Schofield, Martin Tepper and James Campbell
12.1. Becoming an expatriate, David Snashall
12.2. Fitness for working abroad, Will Cave
13.1. Risk and risk assessment for travellers, Ron Behrens
13.2. Immunization, Richard Dawood
13.3. Travel insurance: the whys, whats and hows, Rochelle Turner
13.4. Travel law, Simon Butler
13.5. Medicines and medical kits, Richard Dawood and Larry Goodyer
13.6. Blood transfusion, blood products and the traveller, Michael Thomas
14.1. Emerging infections and the international traveller, David Heyman
Appendix 1: Vaccination requirements and recommendations, Richard Dawood
Appendix 2: Resource Guide, Richard Dawood
Appendix 3: Some hints on eating abroad under extreme conditions of bad hygiene, Richard Dawood
Appendix 4: Medical Kit Checklist, Richard Dawood
Appendix 5: Post-travel health screening, Richard Dawood
Appendix 6: Hay fever seasons worldwide, Roy Kennedy
Further reading

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