International Traveler’s Guide to Avoiding Infections

$64.00

10 in stock

Author: Charles E Davis
Format/pages: Pbk 544 pages
Publication date: 06/2012
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

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.

SKU: FO-9781421403809 Categories: ,

Description

List of Figures and Tables
Preface
Part 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
Part 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
Part 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
Part IV: Viral Infections
23. What You—and Your Doctor —Need to Know about Viruses
24. Arbovirus Infections: An Overview
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
Part 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
Part VI: Infections Caused by Multiple Microbes
41. Sexually Transmitted Infections
42. Travelers’ Diarrhea
43. Tropical Skin Infections and Infestations
Part VII: Post-Travel Considerations
44. Fever in Returning Travelers
45. Post-Travel Screening: Yes or No?
Glossary
References
Index

Charles E. Davis, M.D., a specialist in microbiology and infectious diseases, is professor emeritus of pathology and medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and director emeritus of microbiology at the UCSD medical center.