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The international traveler's health book : a complete guide to avoiding infections

Author: Charles E Davis
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Series: A Johns Hopkins Press health book
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles E Davis
ISBN: 9781421403793 9781421403809 142140379X 1421403803
OCLC Number: 795745712
Description: p. cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I Sources of Travel Advice --
1.Personal Physicians and Travel Clinics --
2.Websites for Travelers --
3.Medical and Evacuation Insurance --
4.Overseas Medical Care and Medical Tourism --
pt. II Pre-Travel Planning --
5.Devising a Prevention Strategy --
6.The Geographic Distribution of Major Travelers' Infections --
7.Immunizations --
8.Personal Protection Measures --
9.Drug Prophylaxis and Self-Treatment --
10.Special Circumstances --
11.Travel Medical Kits --
pt. III Bacterial Infections --
12.What You---and Your Doctor---Need to Know about Bacteria --
13.Typhoid Fever --
14.Plague --
15.Cholera --
16.Leptospirosis --
17.Typhus and Other Rickettsial Infections --
18.Oroya, Trench, and Q Fevers --
19.Relapsing Fevers --
20.Anthrax, Brucellosis, and Listeriosis --
21.Bacterial Meningitis --
22.Tuberculosis --
pt. IV Viral Infections --
23.What You---and Your Doctor---Need to Know about Viruses --
24.Arbovirus Infections: An Overview --
Contents note continued: 25.Yellow Fever --
26.Dengue Fever --
27.Other Arboviruses --
28.Ebola and Other Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers --
29.Poliomyelitis --
30.Acute Viral Hepatitis --
31.Rabies --
32.Influenza --
pt. V Parasitic Infections --
33.What You---and Your Doctor---Need to Know about Parasites --
34.Malaria --
35.Amebiasis --
36.Leishmaniasis --
37.African and American Trypanosomiasis --
38.Intestinal Roundworm Infections --
39.Tissue Roundworm Infections --
40.Schistosomiasis and Other Flatworm Infections --
pt. VI Infections Caused by Multiple Microbes --
41.Sexually Transmitted Infections --
42.Travelers' Diarrhea --
43.Tropical Skin Infections and Infestations --
pt. VII Post-Travel Considerations --
44.Fever in Returning Travelers --
45.Post-Travel Screening: Yes or No?.
Series Title: A Johns Hopkins Press health book
Responsibility: Charles E. Davis.

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Davis... provides advice about what to do before, during, and after a trip to prevent infection and explains options if an illness does occur... VERDICT: Essential for international travelers. Read more...

 
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