This authoratative guide is aimed at travellers to the tropics, sub-tropics, mountainous regions and other remote areas of the developing world, where standards of medical care are often poor. With tables to help you match disease to country, the book gives advice on what to expect, what to take, and on vaccinations. Dr. Wilson Howarth discusses how to cure diarrhoea and other intestinal problems. The hazards of heat and sun in deserts and jungles and of cold and exposure in mountains and caves are covered, as are skin infections, the effects of sunburn and sex-related diseases. There is advice on how to treat bites and stings, how to avoid dangerous animals, and information on accidents, first aid and common ailments. Dr, Wilson Howarth has lived in Asia for the last seven years; she is a general practitioner and experienced expedition doctor, also trained in parasitology.