Key Features

  • Includes invaluable information on:
  • How to stay healthy while traveling, and what to do if you get sick or injured abroad.
  • How to avoid accidents.
  • Avoiding insect bites, a major cause of illness in tropical and sub-tropical countries.
  • How to locate a clinic for pre-travel shots and advice.
  • How to travel with children.
  • Traveling during pregnancy.
  • How to find travel insurance that pays "up front" and pays for medical evacuation.
  • Which diseases are found in specific geographic regions.

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Travelers' Health

2. Trip Preparation

3. Vaccines for Travel

4. Jet Lag and Motion Sickness

5. Food and Drink Safety

6. Travelers' Diarrhea

7. Malaria

8. Insect Bite Prevention

9. Insect-Borne Diseases

10. Travel-Related Diseases

11. Lyme Disease

12. Hepatitis

13. Diabetes

14. HIV/AIDS and Sexually-Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

15. Altitude Illness

16. Medical Care Abroad

17. Travel Insurance

18. Medical Transport

19. Business Travel and Health

20. Travel and Pregnancy

21. Traveling with Children


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About the authors

Stuart Rose

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

Jay Keystone

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; Staff Physician, Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada