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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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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.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles E Davis
ISBN: 9781421403793 9781421403809 142140379X 1421403803
OCLC Number: 795745712
Description: pages 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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