Travel to exotic places is fascinating, and equally so are infections and other dangers of exotic travel. Moreover, one need not be traveling to suffer these maladies; sometimes they travel to you. The enormous global mobility demands a public health response. The result is the concept of ‘travel medicine’ as a separate discipline. This book describes the evolution of travel medicine, travel vaccines, malaria prophylaxis and infections of adventure and leisure.
This book is unique and different to the standard textbooks on travel medicine. It provides rare insights into many of the behind-the-scenes in travel medicine, personal stories of failures and successes of travel medicine practitioners, the 'real life' tales that unravel the science behind travel medicine. We believe that the best lessons are learned from personal stories.
Not every travel is fun. Some travel is for a cause, be it religious or humanitarian, or be it to escape certain political systems. We have added stories on the tragedies of so-called 'undocumented refugees', and stories written by colleagues who were involved in humanitarian care. Pilgrimages attract large number of 'travelers' and yet we know so little about these pilgrimages. Chapters on the Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian pilgrimages aim to correct this.
Diseases also travel. The spread of global diseases and pandemics is fascinating. This book provides an overview of the pandemics, in particular that of cholera, yellow fever, severe acute respiratory syndrome and influenza. Globalization, migration and health lead to a history of disease and disparity in the global village - our world. And what about the revised International Health Regulations- what do we need to know about them in the context of travel medicine?
In the next millennium, our world will have inherited further global movement. It may even include tr
Unique and rare insights into the behind-the-scenes world of travel medicine including personal stories of both successes and failures from practitioners
Studies the development of Travel Medicine as a new discipline in response to the overwhelming interest in travel and its ramifications for health
Provides a history of the International Society of Travel Medicine
Researchers in both tourism and travel medicine
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- © Elsevier Science 2007
- 30th April 2007
- Elsevier Science
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Travellers' Health & Vaccination Centre, Singapore
Travel Medicine Cnsultant, Auckland, New Zealand
Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel