Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine

Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine

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Disease knows no frontiers and almost any place in the world can be reached within 24-36 hours, less time than the incubation period of most infectious diseases. As one of today's healthcare professionals you are expected to prevent, identify and treat all infectious diseases irrespective of geographical and climatic limitations. To do this you must be well versed in the development of new and improved vaccines and the rapid advances in the development of the latest drugs and treatments. Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine provides up to the minute information on the prevention and treatment of travel-related ill health, as well as the effects travel can have on people. Written in a distinctive style, Zuckerman offers you not only the latest information, but also an interesting, thought provoking read. Your essential one-stop resource for travel medicine, includes: * Epidemiology and surveillance of infectious diseases * Malaria and other parasitic diseases * Aviation medicine and psychology * Altitude medicine * Illness in returning travellers * Vaccine preventable diseases * Children and travelFetal mortality is much more common than with the other forms of hepatitis. ... Drinking only boiled water and avoidance of local beverages, unpeeled fruit and uncooked vegetables and ice is ... Pregnant women should not travel to areas where there are known outbreaks of HEV. ... a yellow fever certificate, a physician waiver should be carried along with documentation on the immunization record.

Title:Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine
Author:Dr. Jane N. Zuckerman
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2002-01-03


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