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Travel Health Guide : Everything You Need to Know Before You Leave, While You're Away, After You're Back - WISE DR MARK

Travel Health Guide

Everything You Need to Know Before You Leave, While You're Away, After You're Back


Published: 1st December 2012
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"Regardless of why a person is travelling 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 travellers as well as seasoned globetrotters and includes all the latest vital medical information. The guide begins by helping travellers get ready, with pointers on firstaid 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 traveller will find at-a-glance answers to: - What is it? - What are the symptoms? - How do you get it? - Where do you get it? - How do you prevent it? - What do to if you get it? There is also an encyclopedic directory with important information on other diseases, conditions and health issues that a traveller may encounter around the world. Along with maps showing the prevalence of infections throughout the world are numerous charts, including those on vaccines and antimalaria treatments. The guide concludes with a section for returning travellers. Written for lay readers, Travel Health Guide is comprehensive but also concise, so travellers can easily consult it before they leave, while they're away and after they return home.

Dr. Mark Wise has written an easy-to-read guide for travellers worried about their health abroad. With winter around the corner, many Canadians are gearing up for their annual migration to warmer temperatures. If you've chosen an exotic destination, you'll want to make sure that all your vaccinations, such as those for malaria, yellow fever, and hepatitis, among others, are up to date. According to the author, a Canadian family physician who specializes in travel medicine, new and improved vaccines against infection are now available. Travelling can be an adventure, but being prepared is the key to staying healthy during your trip and following your return. [Dr. Mark Wise] has written the definitive medical checklist... Wise's travel guide has tips on everything from preventing motion sickness to learning what to do if you become ill abroad.--Robert Dominguez"New York Daily News" (10/26/2010)

Introductionp. 6
Before you Leave
Before You Leavep. 11
Getting Readyp. 11
Pre-travel Inoculationp. 13
Are You Fit to Fly?p. 35
Special Travelersp. 36
Medical Care Abroadp. 51
First Aidp. 56
The Joys of Travelp. 59
Flightp. 59
Sun Exposurep. 67
Motion Sicknessp. 70
Altitude Sicknessp. 72
Traveler's Diarrheap. 78
Culture Shock and Personal Safetyp. 85
What is Culture Shock?p. 85
Personal Safetyp. 90
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STIs)p. 96
While you're away
Bites and Stingsp. 104
Insectsp. 104
Snakesp. 108
Scorpionsp. 112
Spidersp. 113
Some Other Creaturesp. 114
Malariap. 118
After You're Back
Welcome Homep. 136
Feverp. 136
Stomach Troublesp. 141
Wormsp. 144
Skin Problemsp. 147
Appendix of Infectious Diseases & Conditions
Further Readingp. 174
Indexp. 176
Acknowledgmentsp. 186
Notesp. 187
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ISBN: 9781554076154
ISBN-10: 1554076153
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st December 2012
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36