Travellers Health: How to stay healthy abroad

Paperback | October 23, 2012

EditorRichard Dawood

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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, andaccidents 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-preparedtraveller.

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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. ...

Dr Richard Dawood trained in medicine at University College London, has studied at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and 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 ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pagesPublished:October 23, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Staying Healthy AbroadRichard Dawood: 1.1 Introduction1.2 Staying healthy abroad: prevention is the best strategy2. Food and Hygiene Related Disease RiskHerbert DuPont and Charles Ericsson: 2.1 Diarrhoea and intestinal infectionsBertie Squire: 2.2 Parasites from infected food and drinkTom Solomon: 2.3 PoliomyelitisArie Zuckerman and Jane Zuckerman: 2.4 Viral hepatitisMichael Eddleston: 2.5 Poisons and contaminants in food3. Water-Related DiseasesHemda Garelick: 3.1 Safe waterPaul Goodyer: 3.2 Water purification devicesRobin Philipp and Pam Thorne: 3.3 Recreational water and beachesRobin Philipp and Pam Thorne: 3.4 Algal blooms4. Diseases of ContactPeter Davies and Andrea Collins: 4.1 TuberculosisLouise Thwaites: 4.2 TetanusDelia Bethell: 4.3 DiphtheriaBertie Squire: 4.4 Schistosomiasis (bilharzia)Andrew Pollard: 4.5 Meningococcal DiseaseJohn Macfarlane: 4.6 Legionnaires' diseaseMichael Brown: 4.7 Worm infections from soil contactDiana Lockwood: 4.8 LeprosyPhilip Brachman: 4.9 AnthraxSue Fisher Hoch: 4.10 Viral hemorrhagic feversMatthew Dryden: 4.11 LeptospirosisJohn Oxford: 4.12 Influenza A and B5. Diseases Spread by InsectsDavid A Warrell: 5.1 MalariaTom Solomon: 5.2 Arboviruses: dengue, JJapanese encephalitis, yellow fever and othersMichael Brown: 5.3 Filarial infectionsDavid Wright: 5.4 Lyme diseaseRobert Davidson: 5.5 LeishmaniasisRichard Dawood: 5.6 Sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis)Chris Scofield: 5.7 Chagas disease (South American trypanosomiasis)Tom Solomon: 5.8 PlagueNick Day: 5.9 Typhus: The rickettsial infectionsJohn Paul: 5.10 Myiasis (maggot infestation)Ian Burgess: 5.11 Fleas, lice, bugs, scabies, and other creaturesIan Burgess: 5.12 Personal protection against insect pests6. Animal Attacks; Rabies; Venomous Bites and StingsDavid A Warrell: 6.1 Animal attacks; rabies; venomous bites and stings7. Air and Sea TravelAnthony Batchelor: 7.1 Air travelRichard Dawood: 7.2 Jet lagAlan Benson and Rollin Stott: 7.3 Motion sicknessArthur L Diskin: 7.4 Cruise Ship Medicine8. Environmental and Recreational HazardsStephen Hargarten and Tifany Frazer: 8.1 AccidentsCharlie McGrath: 8.2 Personal safety and securityBuddah Basnyat: 8.3 Altitude illnessChris Johnson: 8.4 Effects of climatic extremesAnthony Young: 8.5 Sun and the travelerRoy Kennedy: 8.6 Hay fever seasons worldwideNebojsa Nikolic: 8.7 Yachting and sailing: 'nautical tourism'John Kenafake: 8.8 Swimming, diving and water sportsMike Langran: 8.9 Snow sports9. Some Common ProblemsFrancisco Vega Lopez: 9.1 Skin problemsAndrew Dawood: 9.2 Dental problemsGillian Whitby: 9.3 Eye problemsPaula Dudley: 9.4 Foot careMatthew Dryden: 9.5 Skin and soft tissue infectionsRichard Dawood: 9.6 Respiratory and airborne problems in travellersJerker Liljestrand: 9.7 Gynaecological problemsMichael Phelan: 9.8 Psychological disordersMark Bailey: 9.9 Fever and undifferentiated febrile illnessesSexual Contraception AbroadJerker Liljestrand: Sexually transmitted infectionsAndrew Freedman and Owen Seddon: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)Elphis Christopher: Contraception and travel: be safe, be prepared11. Travellers with Special Health NeedsJerker Liljestrand: 11.1 Travel in pregnancyTony Waterston: 11.2 Children abroadIan McIntosh: 11.3 Elderly travellersDavid Matthews: 11.4 The traveller with diabetesCamille Kotton: 11.5 The immunocompromised travellerAgnes Fletcher: 11.6 The disabled travellerJon Dallimore: 11.7 Expedition MedicineRichard Dawood: 11.8 Medical TourismSteve Schofield, Martin Tepper and James Campbell: 11.9 Health protection of Armed Forces personnel12. Living and Working AbroadDavid Snashall: 12.1 Becoming an expatriateWill Cave: 12.2 Fitness for working abroad13. Preparing for TravelRon Behrens: 13.1 Risk and risk assessment for travellersRichard Dawood: 13.2 ImmunizationRochelle Turner: 13.3 Travel insurance: the whys, whats and howsSimon Butler: 13.4 Travel lawRichard Dawood and Larry Goodyer: 13.5 Medicines and medical kitsMichael Thomas: 13.6 Blood transfusion, blood products and the traveller14. Emerging Infections: The FutureDavid Heyman: 14.1 Emerging infections and the international travellerAppendixes:Richard Dawood: Appendix 1: Vaccination requirements and recommendationsRichard Dawood: Appendix 2: Resource GuideRichard Dawood: Appendix 3: Some hints on eating abroad under extreme conditions of bad hygieneRichard Dawood: Appendix 4: Medical Kit ChecklistRichard Dawood: Appendix 5: Post-travel health screeningRoy Kennedy: Appendix 6: Hay fever seasons worldwideFurther readingGlossaryIndex