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The number of world travellers has greatly increased in recent years, making it necessary for physicians to have information on health hazards associated with travel abroad. The book opens with a brief overview of travel-related health problems, followed by detailed information on protective immunization procedures and methods of drug prophylaxis for malaria. Motion sickness and the dangers of overexposure to the sun are then addressed, followed by information on diseases transmitted by drinking of or contact with untreated indigenous waters and on hazards on contracting infection from eating improperly handled raw and cooked foods. The importance of good personal hygiene
ABC of Health Travel. Ann Intern Med. ;112:719–720. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-112-9-719_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;112(9):719-720.
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