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Section 1: Practice of Travel Medicine 1. Introduction to Travel Medicine 2. Epidemiology: Morbidity and Mortality in Travelers 3. Starting, Organizing and Marketing a Travel Clinic 4. Pre-travel Consultation Section 2: The Pre-Travel Consultation 5. Water Disinfection for International Travelers 6. Insect Protection 7. Pre-travel Considerations for Non-Vaccine-Preventable Travel Infections 8. Travel Medicine Kits Section 3: Immunization 9. Principles of Immunization 10. Routine Adult Vaccines 11. Routine Travel Vaccines: Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid 12. Recommended/Required Travel Vaccines 13. Pediatric Travel Vaccinations Section 4: Malaria 14. Malaria: Epidemiology and Risk to the Traveler 15. Malaria Chemoprophylaxis 16. Self-Diagnosis and Self-Treatment of Malaria by the Traveler 17. Approach to Patient with Malaria Section 5: Travelers' Diarrhea 18. Epidemiology of Travelers' Diarrhea 19. Prevention of Travelers' Diarrhea 20. Clinical Presentation and Management of Travelers' Diarrhea 21. Persistent Gastrointestinal Symptoms in the Ill-Returning Traveler Section 6: Travelers with Special Needs 22. The Pregnant and Breastfeeding Traveler 23. The Pediatric and Adolescent Traveler 24. The Older Traveler 25. The Physically Challenged Traveller 26. The Traveler with Pre-Existing Disease 27. The Immunocompromised Traveller 28. The Traveler with HIV 29. The Business Traveler 30. The VIP Traveler: Mission-Oriented Travel Medicine 31. Health Aspects of International Adoption 32. Visiting Friends and Relatives Section 7: Travelers with Special Itineraries 33. Expatriates: Corporate, Missionary and Volunteer 34. The Migrant Traveler 35. Humanitarian Aid Workers 36. The Deployed Military: Medical Readiness and Travel-Related Health Issues 37. Expedition Medicine 38. Ecotourism 39. Medical Tourism 40. Cruise Ship Travel 41. Mass Gatherings Section 8: Environmental Aspects of Travel Medicine 42. High-Altitude Medicine 43. Diving Medicine 44. Extremes of Temperature and Hydration 45. Jet Lag 46. Motion Sickness 47. The Aircraft Cabin Environment Section 9: Health Problems While Traveling 48. Bites, Stings, and Envenoming Injuries 49. Seafood Poisining 50. Injuries and Injury Prevention 51. Mental Health Issues of Travelers 52. Travelers' Thrombosis 53. Healthcare Abroad 54. Personal Security and Crime Avoidance Section 10: Post-Travel 55. Post-travel Screening 56. Fever in Returned Travelers 57. Skin Diseases 58. Eosinophilia 59. Respiratory Infections Appendix Sources of Travel Medicine Information


The chapters are full of excellent tables clearly delineating important elements, including many algorithms describing the approach to specific problems.

-Winnie W Ooi, MD, MPH, DMD (Harvard Medical School) Doody's Score: 91-4 Stars!

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