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Understanding Travel & Holiday Health

Understanding Travel & Holiday Health

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"More than 30 million holiday and business trips are taken abroad each year by people from the UK, and it's inevitable that some travellers will become ill or have accidents while they're away. Most of the illness and accidents that affect travellers are preventable, at least to some extent. The aim of this book is to explain the potential hazards and offer some practical advice on how you can keep these risks to a minimum, and make the difference between a successful trip and a medical nightmare".



  • Planning ahead
  • Women and children only
  • In good health?
  • Sensible precautions
  • Accident prevention
  • Common health queries
  • Bites and stings
  • When you get home ...

Useful information



This book is intended not as a substitute for personal medical advice but as a supplement to that advice for the patient who wishes to understand more about his or her condition.

Before taking any form of treatment you should always consult your medical practitioner or pharmacist.

In particular (without limit) you should note that advances in medical science occur rapidly and some of the information about drugs and treatment contained in this booklet may very soon be out of date.

About the authors

Bernadette Carrol a research nurse at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London, where she has been involved in developing a course in travel medicine, research and teaching. She has a number of years of practical experience of all the travel health issues that arise in a major travel clinic.

Dr Gill Lea has been instrumental in setting up the new National Travel Health Network and Centre to advise medical professionals and is co-editor of Health Informational for Overseas Travel, the standard handbook for GP's and practice nurses. She has 20 years' practical experience of advising travellers and runs the Trailfinders' Travel Clinic in London.

Dr Tony Smith Family Doctor Publications' Medical Editor-in- Chief was for many years Deputy Editor of the British Medical Journal and continues to work as an Associate Editor. He is the Medical Editor of both the Complete Family Health Encyclopaedia and the Family Doctor Home Adviser.

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