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CultureShock! Travel Safe

Book Description

You want to go to some less-travelled country—Zambia, for example—but you don't know what vaccinations are required, much less what health hazards may wait you there. Your friends are planning a trip to Tibet, but you're worried about how to handle the thinner air up there. You're travelling with your children for the first time, and you're not sure how to handle it. CultureShock! Travel Safe gives you all the information you'll need to keep yourself and your family and friends safe and healthy while travelling. The true travel stories included illustrate the common mistakes travellers make when it comes to keeping healthy while travelling. Covering everything from getting medical travel insurance, packing a medical kit and performing CPR to the best way to handle children on a long flight and what vaccinations they will need before travelling, CultureShock! Travel Safe is the best travelling companion you'll ever need.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Dedication
  6. Introduction
  7. Chapter 1 Preparing For Your Trip
    1. Medical Examination before Your Trip
    2. Medical Examination after Your Trip
    3. International Certificates of vaccination
    4. Immunisation and Vaccinations
    5. Vaccinations during Pregnancy
    6. Medical Alert Tag
    7. Pack a Medical Kit
    8. Health Insurance
  8. Chapter 2 Climate Concerns
    1. Adapting to Cold Climates
    2. Wow Its Hot! Adapting to the Tropics
    3. Pollution
  9. Chapter 3 Dealing with Medical Emergencies
    1. First Aid
    2. Medical Assistance
    3. Blood Transfusions
    4. Antibiotics and Other Medications
    5. Other Groups of Medications Commonly Used during Travel
  10. Chapter 4 Travel Related Illnesses
    1. Prevention and Treatment of Motion Sickness
    2. Air Travel Concerns
    3. Psychologic Aspects of Travel and Stress Management
    4. Air Rage
    5. Accidents
  11. Chapter 5 Food and Drink Concerns
    1. Traveller’s Diarrhoea
    2. Other Intestinal Diseases
    3. Water Treatment
    4. Constipation
    5. First Travel Story
    6. Second Travel Story
  12. Chapter 6 Viral Hepatitis
    1. What is Hepatitis?
    2. What is Hepatitis B?
    3. What is Hepatitis A?
    4. Prevention of Viral Hepatitis
    5. Third Travel Story
  13. Chapter 7 Malaria
    1. Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
    2. Fourth Travel Story
    3. Other Mosquito and Insect-borne Diseases
    4. Fifth Travel Story
    5. Sixth Travel Story
  14. Chapter 8 Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    1. Transmission, Treatment and Prevention
    2. Common Types of STD
    3. How to Prevent STD?
    4. Seventh Travel story
  15. Chapter 9 Airborne Transmitted Diseases
    1. Tuberculosis
    2. Meningococcal
    3. Polio
    4. Smallpox
    5. Eighth Travel Story
    6. Emerging Diseases
  16. Chapter 10 Venomous Stings and Bites
    1. Snake Bites
    2. Insect Stings and Bites
    3. Scorpions, Centipedes and Spiders
  17. Chapter 11 Soil and Water-Borne Diseases
    1. Schistosomiasis
    2. Hookworm Disease, Strongyloidiasis and Cutaneous Larva Migrans
    3. Melioidosis
    4. Ninth Travel Story
  18. Chapter 12 Rabies
    1. What is Rabies?
    2. Symptoms
    3. Prevention
    4. Tenth Travel Story
  19. Chapter 13 Common Skin Problems
    1. Heat Rash
    2. Fungal Infections
    3. Bacterial Skin Infections
    4. Skin Allergies
    5. Acne
    6. Dry and Rough Skin
    7. Dandruff
    8. Louse-borne Infections
  20. Chapter 14 Beware of the Sun
    1. What are the Adverse Effects of Sunlight?
    2. Prevention
    3. How to Treat Sunburn
  21. Chapter 15 High Altitude Sickness
    1. What is High Altitude Sickness?
    2. What are the Symptoms of Altitude Sickness?
    3. How Can Altitude Sickness be Treated?
    4. How Can Altitude Sickness be Prevented?
    5. Eleventh Travel Story
  22. Chapter 16 Travelling with Others
    1. Travelling with Children
    2. Travelling when Pregnant
    3. Travelling with the Elderly or Physically Handicapped
    4. Travel Concerns of Those with Mental Health Disorders
  23. Travel Tips
  24. Appendix
  25. Glossary
  26. References
  27. About the Author
  28. Index