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Travellers' Health By Edited by Richard Dawood

Travellers' Health
by Edited by Richard Dawood

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A practical guide to travel health, suitable for serious travellers and their medical advisers.
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Travellers' Health: How to Stay Healthy Abroad by Edited by Richard Dawood

International travel now takes place on an unprecedented scale, both for business and pleasure. With exotic places ever more accessible to everyone, it is increasingly important for travellers to be informed about the health problems they may encounter abroad. "Travellers' Health: How to Stay Healthy Abroad" provides indispensable advice for all those planning and undertaking journeys anywhere in the world. This fourth edition is a complete revision and update of this best-selling, comprehensive guide for the educated traveller. New malaria drugs, the latest vaccine information and advice, jet lag, deep vein thrombosis, and even landmines: this book covers every important issue in travel medicine, with the emphasis firmly on self-help and prevention. "Travellers' Health" is the leading guide to health problems abroad, and is widely used by doctors, nurses, and above all, by travellers themselves. This new edition brings together state-of-the-art background information and specialist advice from more than 80 leading experts. "Travellers' Health" is indeed the standard source for all travellers.

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A completely updated version of the health bible for holidays abroad. Chapter headings such as 'Animal bites; rabies; venomous bites and stings' may not be reassuring (and just wait until you've read the contents) but expert advice on the risks, how to avoid them and what to do if you didn't by a host of experts is undeniably useful, as are appendices with titles including 'Can I drink the water?' The Observer Even a sudden change in climate can be dangerous to the executive who is not physically fit. This instructive book by Dr Richard Dawood covers a wide range of country-specific health risks and includes practical advice on how to prepare for trips abroad. Business Spotlight This updated edition of Travellers' Health seems to meet all possible needs ... an excellent book, containing a wealth of information ... hard to think of a better buy. Health Matters, 51 This fourth edition ... is even more comprehensive and authoritative that its predecessors ... and can be unreservedly recommended to anyone, expert or nonexpert ... noone can compete with Dawood's guide. This gold mine of information is a fascinating read for even the armchair explorer. Travellers' Health is the authoritative guide for regular travellers. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... unreservedly recommended to anyone, expert or nonexpert, interested in the subject ... excellent clarity and conciseness ... none can compete with Dawood's guide. This gold mine of information is a fascinating read for even the armchair explorer. Travellers' Health is the authoritative guide for regular travellers, especially for anyone planning to live and work in foreign climes. For the health professional, the volume also serves as an accessible compendium of information about unfamiliar infectious diseases and environmental hazards and their prevention. And, despite the thoroughness of its content, the book has remained slim enough to pack away in the carry-on flight bag. Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol 9, No 4 An excellent book for the long-term or frequent traveller, and is full of practical advice for those going off the beaten track. Furthermore, it is more than adequately detailed and referenced to serve as a resource for healthcare professionals preparing and caring for travellers. Doody's Journal Review from a previous edition It is as indispensable to travel as a toothbrush. Michael Palin

About Edited by Richard Dawood

Dr. Richard Dawood has travelled in more than 80 countries around the world, and remains and obsessive traveller. He is a specialist in Travel Medicine at the Fleet Street Travel Clinic, London, and writes, lectures and broadcasts frequently on travel health issues. Hospital, London. He now runs his own travel clinic in London. He is a frequent writer and broadcaster on travel medicine.

Table of Contents

1. Staying healthy abroad; 2. Diseases spread mainly by food, drink, and poor hygiene; 3. Water; 4. Diseases of contact; 5. Diseases spread by insects; 6. Animal bites; rabies; venomous bites and stings; 7. Air and sea travel; 8. Environmental and recreational hazards; 9. Some common troubles; 10. Sex and contraception abroad; 11. Travellers with special needs; 12. Becoming an expatriate; 13. Preparations for travel; 14. A special achievement: emerging infections; Appendices

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Travellers' Health: How to Stay Healthy Abroad by Edited by Richard Dawood
Edited by Richard Dawood
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