International Travel and Health: Situation as on 1 January 2011: 2011

Author: World Health Organization

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  • ISBN: 9789241580465
  • Author: World Health Organization
  • Publ Date: 2011-04-08
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 250
  • Imprint: WORLD HEALTH *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 64756

Description:

This book explains how travellers can stay healthy and provides WHO guidance on vaccinations, malaria chemoprophylaxis and treatment, personal protection against insects and other disease vectors, and safety in different environmental settings. It covers all the principle risks to travellers' health, both during their journeys and at their destinations. It describes all relevant infectious diseases, including their causative agents, modes of transmission, clinical features and geographical distribution, and provides details of prophylactic and preventive measures.Features of this new edition include: * updated and improved vaccine-preventable disease descriptions* updated vaccine recommendations and schedules* revised list of countries and areas at risk of yellow fever* updated country list with malaria information* updated maps showing disease distribution* updated information for travellers with HIVThis book is intended for the medical and public health professionals who advise travellers, but it is also a standard reference for travel agents, airline and shipping companies and for travellers themselves.

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"If you are looking for a good resource for international travel in general, or information to help you plan for the before, during and after of a specific trip, this is a credible and informative asset to add to your book shelf."


 

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