Bugs, Bites and Bowels
The Essential Guide to Travel HealthBook - 2006
This exhaustive travel health manual is written by Dr. Jane Wilson- Howarth, a doctor, mother, intrepid traveler and widely published journalist. She gives helpful advice on all aspects of traveling, from what to expect and pre-trip vaccinations to the hazards of heat and sun in deserts and jungles and of cold and exposure in mountains and caves. In this fully updated edition, there is information on the latest Malaria treatments, on growing concerns for travelers such as deep vein thrombosis, or "economy class syndrome," and sections covering travel health for groups with special requirements, such as epilepsy sufferers, diabetics, families with children and the elderly. The usefulness of natural remedies is assessed, and in a feature unique among travel health guides, responsible tourism is covered. Tables help readers match disease to country, while special sections cover skin infections, the risks of sunburn, and even the psychological effects of becoming an expatriate. There is advice on how to treat bites and stings and information on accidents, first aid, common ailments and what to do if travelers get home and need treatment. It's invaluable on any trip, be it a drive to a local beach or a trek through the Sahara.
Publisher: London, England : Cadogan Guides : 2006
Edition: 4th ed
Branch Call Number: 910.2 W693b
Characteristics: 378p illus