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The International Traveler's Guide to Avoiding Infections

The last thing a world traveler wants is to get sick. To stay healthy, travelers need to protect themselves from viruses, bacteria, and parasites, including many they have seldom, if ever, encountered. With precise, simple explanations, this indispensable guide helps international travelers avoid common—and uncommon—infections wherever they go.

Relating important medical findings, Dr. Charles E. Davis provides the latest recommendations for healthy travel planning. He describes the precautions travelers can take to prevent infection, including

• pre-trip travel clinic visits
• essential immunizations and medications
• travel insurance and medical kits
• safe food and water practices
• personal protection measures
• post-trip checkups

The International Traveler's Guide to Avoiding Infections is organized by disease, with highly accessible discussions and detailed illustrations of all the major travelers' infections. Maps make it easy to see where infections are commonly acquired, and specific prevention strategies for each destination enhance travel planning.

Tourists and professionals such as military personnel, journalists, aid workers, and businesspeople need the tools provided here to stay healthy during their trip and after they return home.

About the Author

Charles E. Davis, M.D., a specialist in microbiology and infectious diseases, is professor emeritus of pathology and medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and director emeritus of microbiology at the UCSD medical center.

Reviews

"Davis... provides advice about what to do before, during, and after a trip to prevent infection and explains options if an illness does occur... VERDICT: Essential for international travelers."

- Library Journal

"A best new travel read... lists the essentials of a travel medical kit, outlines basic food and water practices, and details the viruses, bacteria, and parasites that may be encountered around the world."

- Scott Podmore - Courier-Mail

"Follow his 'Considerations for ALL travelers' advice before zipping your suitcase shut and heading for the airport... and follow his 7 most important travel medical kit considerations to ensure the safest and healthiest travel experience possible."

- Timothy Boyer - EmaxHealth

"This book is amazing and explains all the different types of infections worldwide... I will recommend this book to all my friends and family."

- Cybertron Reviews

"This work offers much practical and sound medical advice to travelers."

- Reference and Research Book News

"Fine health coverage for travelers who want the latest guidelines for avoiding common and uncommon infection around the world, and provides the latest recommendations... Any travel or international health collection must have this!"

- Midwest Book Review

"This book is remarkable in its capacity to deliver essential knowledge that will enable travelers to be well informed and well prepared but also to cover a wide range of travel-related infections in suitable detail interspersed with historical anecdotes and facts... This book will be of great benefit to the 'worried well' traveler."

- Irani Ratnam - Clinical Infectious Diseases

"This book is remarkable in its capacity to deliver essential knowledge that will enable travelers to be well informed and well prepared."

- Clinical Infections Diseases

"The International Traveler's Guide to Avoiding Infections presents well-written and well-organized information on geographic infectious diseases."

- JAMA

"Once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down. Dr. Davis has written a book that will serve as an incredibly valuable travel resource for many types of travelers... A must read book for anyone traveling to tropical areas, sub-Saharan Africa and developing nations."

- Nancy Parode - About.com
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