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Principles and practice of travel medicine [electronic resource] /
edited by Jane N. Zuckerman.
imprint
Chichester ; New York : Wiley, c2001.
description
viii, 503 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0471490792 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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added author
imprint
Chichester ; New York : Wiley, c2001.
isbn
0471490792 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
12312580
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Reviews
Review Quotes
"The case histories throughout help to highlight the subjects. This textbook will be a welcome addition to those involved in training and those advising travellers and a valuable resource for study and reference." ( Royal College of Nursing Travel Medicine Forum Newsletter, January 2002) "To put together such a valuable and useful reference as this is a monumental task, and the book deserves a place on the shelves of all travel clinics." ( Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene) "...This is a good book. It is comprehensive, covers the major problems fully, while providing at least a short entry on the less common and more exotic..." ( Tropical Doctor) "...easy to read and highly informative...will be invaluable and will replace my usual reference sources..." ( Family Practice, Vol.19, No.4, 2002) "...overviews general principles for keeping people healthy while they travel..." ( SciTech Book News, Vol. 26, No. 2, June 2002) "...I would highly recommend this book...the content is invaluable..." ( Practice Nurse, 27 September 2002) "The book deserves a place beside the few other textbooks on travel medicine." ( New England Journal of Medicine, October 10, 2002)
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This book explains why it is essential for travellers to receive accurate and appropriate health advice before travelling, and for physicians to be well informed so that they can give effective treatments to travellers who return with disease.
Main Description
Disease knows no frontiers and almost any place in the world can be reached within 24-36 hours, less time than the incubation period of most infectious diseases. As one of today's healthcare professionals you are expected to prevent, identify and treat all infectious diseases irrespective of geographical and climatic limitations. To do this you must be well versed in the development of new and improved vaccines and the rapid advances in the development of the latest drugs and treatments. Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine provides up to the minute information on the prevention and treatment of travel-related ill health, as well as the effects travel can have on people. Written in a distinctive style, Zuckerman offers you not only the latest information, but also an interesting, thought provoking read. Your essential one-stop resource for travel medicine, includes: Epidemiology and surveillance of infectious diseases Malaria and other parasitic diseases Aviation medicine and psychology Altitude medicine Illness in returning travellers Vaccine preventable diseases Children and travel
Main Description
Disease knows no frontiers and almost any place in the world can be reached within 24-36 hours, less time than the incubation period of most infectious diseases. As one of today's healthcare professionals you are expected to prevent, identify and treat all infectious diseases irrespective of geographical and climatic limitations. To do this you must be well versed in the development of new and improved vaccines and the rapid advances in the development of the latest drugs and treatments. Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine provides up to the minute information on the prevention and treatment of travel-related ill health, as well as the effects travel can have on people. Written in a distinctive style, Zuckerman offers you not only the latest information, but also an interesting, thought provoking read. Your essential one-stop resource for travel medicine, includes: * Epidemiology and surveillance of infectious diseases * Malaria and other parasitic diseases * Aviation medicine and psychology * Altitude medicine * Illness in returning travellers * Vaccine preventable diseases * Children and travel
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Foreword
Preface
Travel Medicine
Trends in Travel
Epidemiology of Health Risks and Travel
Fitness to Travel
Management of a Travel Clinic
Infectious Diseases And Travel
Epidemiology and Surviellance of Travel-related Diseases
Virus Infections
Bacterial Infections in Travellers
Vector-borne Parasitic Diseases
Prevention And Management Of Travel-Related Disease
Tropical Skin Infections
Traveller's Diarrhea
Vaccine-preventable Disease
Returned Travellers
Hazards Of Air And Sea Travel
Aviation Medicine
Aviation Psychology
Altitude and Expedition Medicine
Diving Medicine
Travel Health at Sea: Cruise Ship Medicine
Environmental Hazards Of Travel
Travel-related Injury
Aeromedical Repatriation
Poisons and Travel
Venemous Bites and Stings
Ophthalmic Condition in Travellers
Practical Issues For Travellers
Travelling with Children
Women's Health and Travel
The Immunocompromised Traveller
Special High-Risk Travel Groups: Immunocompromised, Older, Disabled and Chronically Ill Travelers
Aid Workers, Expatriates and Travel
Health of Migrants and Refugees
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