The International Traveler's Guide to Avoiding Infections

The International Traveler's Guide to Avoiding Infections - A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book

Hardback (12 Jun 2012)

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Publisher's Synopsis

The last thing a world traveler wants is to get sick. To stay healthy, travelers need to protect themselves from viruses, bacteria, and parasites, including many they have seldom, if ever, encountered. With precise, simple explanations, this indispensable guide helps international travelers avoid common-and uncommon-infections wherever they go.

Relating important medical findings, Dr. Charles E. Davis provides the latest recommendations for healthy travel planning. He describes the precautions travelers can take to prevent infection, including

 pre-trip travel clinic visits
 essential immunizations and medications
 travel insurance and medical kits
 safe food and water practices
 personal protection measures
 post-trip checkups

The International Traveler's Guide to Avoiding Infections is organized by disease, with highly accessible discussions and detailed illustrations of all the major travelers' infections. Maps make it easy to see where infections are commonly acquired, and specific prevention strategies for each destination enhance travel planning.

Tourists and professionals such as military personnel, journalists, aid workers, and businesspeople need the tools provided here to stay healthy during their trip and after they return home.

Book information

ISBN: 9781421403793
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 613.68
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 518
Weight: 885g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 39mm