International Travel and Health 2008
- World Health Organization (WHO)
More than 800 million international journeys were made in 2007. This amount of global travel exposes many people to changes in altitude, humidity, disease agents, and temperature, all of which can lead to ill-health. Many health risks can be minimised by precautions taken before, during, and after travel.
'International Travel and Health 2008' explains how travellers can stay healthy and provides guidance on vaccinations, malaria chemoprophylaxis and treatment, protection against insects and other disease vectors, and safety in different environmental settings. It covers all the main health risks to travellers, both during their journey and at the destinations, and describes the relevant infectious diseases, including causative agents, modes of transmission, clinical features, geographical distribution, and prophylactic and preventive measures.
New and revised contents in this edition include:
New vaccines and vaccine schedules
An expanded section on worldwide maps of infectious diseases
Updates on the worldwide malaria situation
An updated country list
Deep vein thrombosis related to air travel
The new international certificate for vaccination or prophylaxis.
|Format||Paperback||Published||30 Apr 2008|
|Availability||Superseded Title. Suggested title is 9789241580427.||Delivery||Delivery options and charges|