A clear, concise and comprehensive guide to staying
healthy while abroad.
Regardless of why a person is traveling abroad, having
up-to-date health information before departing and readily
available along the way is critical. Travel Health
Guide is an easy-to-use, no-nonsense book written in
everyday language by a physician who specializes in travel
medicine. This book is essential for new travelers as well as
seasoned globetrotters and includes all the latest vital medical
The guide begins by helping travelers get ready, with pointers
on first-aid kits and pre-travel inoculations. There is a large
section on the most frequently encountered infectious diseases and
medical concerns, such as malaria, traveler''s diarrhea and
altitude sickness. The traveler will find at-a-glance answers
- What is it?
- What are the symptoms?
- How do you get it?
- Where do you get it?
- How do you prevent it?
- What to do if you get it?
There is also an encyclopedic directory with important
information on other diseases, conditions and health issues that a
traveler may encounter around the world.
Along with maps showing the prevalence of infections throughout
the world are numerous charts, including those on vaccines and
anti-malaria treatments. The guide concludes with a section for
Written for lay readers, Travel Health
Guide is comprehensive but also concise, so travelers
can easily consult it before they leave, while they''re away and
after they return home.