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Travel Health Guide

Everything You Need to Know Before You Leave, While You're Away, After You're Back

by (author) Mark Wise

Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Jun 2010
Reference, Tropical Medicine, Reference
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2010
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A clear, concise and comprehensive guide to staying healthy while abroad.

Regardless of why a person is traveling abroad, having up-to-date health information before departing and readily available along the way is critical. Travel Health Guide is an easy-to-use, no-nonsense book written in everyday language by a physician who specializes in travel medicine. This book is essential for new travelers as well as seasoned globetrotters and includes all the latest vital medical information.

The guide begins by helping travelers get ready, with pointers on first-aid kits and pre-travel inoculations. There is a large section on the most frequently encountered infectious diseases and medical concerns, such as malaria, traveler's diarrhea and altitude sickness. The traveler will find at-a-glance answers to:

  • What is it?
  • What are the symptoms?
  • How do you get it?
  • Where do you get it?
  • How do you prevent it?
  • What to do if you get it?

There is also an encyclopedic directory with important information on other diseases, conditions and health issues that a traveler may encounter around the world.

Along with maps showing the prevalence of infections throughout the world are numerous charts, including those on vaccines and anti-malaria treatments. The guide concludes with a section for returning travelers.

Written for lay readers, Travel Health Guide is comprehensive but also concise, so travelers can easily consult it before they leave, while they're away and after they return home.


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Editorial Reviews

[Dr. Mark Wise] has written the definitive medical checklist... Wise's travel guide has tips on everything from preventing motion sickness to learning what to do if you become ill abroad.

New York Daily News

Dr. Mark Wise has written an easy-to-read guide for travellers worried about their health abroad.

Quill and Quire Fall Preview

With winter around the corner, many Canadians are gearing up for their annual migration to warmer temperatures. If you've chosen an exotic destination, you'll want to make sure that all your vaccinations, such as those for malaria, yellow fever, and hepatitis, among others, are up to date. According to the author, a Canadian family physician who specializes in travel medicine, new and improved vaccines against infection are now available. Travelling can be an adventure, but being prepared is the key to staying healthy during your trip and following your return.

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