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1st Edition

Internet Guide to Travel Health

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ISBN 9780789018243
Published July 16, 2004 by Routledge
166 Pages

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Book Description

Discover the best Web sites for you and your family’s well-being while traveling!

The Internet Guide to Travel Health is your one-stop resource for when you need authoritative, reliable, and up-to-date information for preventing or dealing with illness and injury while traveling in the United States and abroad. For persons traveling near or far, this useful, easy-to-consult guide identifies dependable Web sites with advice, tips, and accurate facts on health issues that can affect your travel plans. You’ll save time and effort when researching the planning, preparation, and preventive measures necessary to stay healthy while traveling.

In the Internet Guide to Travel Health, you will discover a wealth of information for maintaining your health and safety throughout your trip. This book offers you Web sites to keep you informed on the latest life-threatening situations occurring throughout the world, such as disease outbreaks, epidemics, and natural disasters. With Internet addresses for what health documents to keep with you at all times, how to find doctors and clinics at your destination, and even what to do in case of a death far from home, this informative guide helps you stay organized, even in an emergency.

The Internet Guide to Travel Health provides you with reliable information on:

  • elective and compulsory immunizations, vaccinations, and examinations
  • safety concerns with specific modes of travel—automotive, railways, air travel, cruise ships
  • travel recommendations and accommodations for people with disabilities, seniors, children, people with HIV, and pets
  • specific diseases, conditions, and ailments that can affect travel or be encountered while traveling—from air rage and allergies to West Nile Virus and Yellow Fever
  • interactive tools and real-time travel advice—driving distance calculators, air flight arrival/departure delays, and traffic reports
In addition to the Web site listings, the Internet Guide to Travel Health provides numerous screen shots of key Internet resources and an understandable glossary of health- and Internet-related terms. With the myriad of health and safety risks associated with traveling both nationally and internationally, this book is essential for vacationers, business travelers, explorers, and health care professionals who want to stay informed and prepared.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Anatomy of a Web Site Address
  • Evaluating Web Content
  • Using Search Engines/Directories
  • Staying Healthy and Well
  • Chapter 2. General Travel Health Sites
  • Chapter 3. Pretravel Planning
  • Checklists
  • Health Certificates and Other Documents
  • Immunizations and Vaccinations
  • Medications, Devises, and Supplies
  • Predeparture Health Examinations
  • Travel Health Insurance
  • Chapter 4. Specific Issues and Concerns
  • Accidents
  • Automobile Travel
  • Bus or Train Travel
  • Children Traveling Alone and Traveling with Children
  • Contraindications to Travel
  • Cruise Ship Travel
  • Death
  • Disabilities
  • Evacuation Services
  • Health Tourism
  • Medical Care While Traveling
  • Medications
  • Natural Disasters
  • Pets Traveling Alone and Traveling with Pets
  • Quarantine
  • Seniors Traveling Alone and Traveling with Seniors
  • Weather
  • Women Traveling Alone
  • Chapter 5. Diseases, Conditions, and Ailments
  • Air Rage and Road Rage
  • Allergies and Asthma
  • Altitude Sickness
  • Arthritis
  • Back Problems
  • Bites and Stings
  • Cold Weather Conditions
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Dengue Fever and Other Hemorrhagic Fevers
  • Dental Problems
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear Problems
  • Exercise Before and During Travel
  • Fear of Flying
  • Food-Borne Illnesses
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Jet Lag
  • Lung Diseases
  • Lyme Disease
  • Mad Cow Disease
  • Malaria
  • Motion Sickness
  • Pregnancy
  • Sunburn, Sunstroke, and Heat Exhaustion
  • West Nile Virus
  • Yellow Fever
  • Chapter 6. Interactive Tools
  • Chapter 7. Organizations
  • Chapter 8. Full-Text Publications
  • Glossary
  • Suggested Readings
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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