This annual guide issues authoritative advice on the medical and personal precautions needed to protect the health of international travellers. Information is provided on general precautions as well as recommended and legally required vaccinations. Extensive information is given on malaria including epidemiological data for endemic areas, geographical and seasonal distribution and the recommended chemoprophylactic regimen for each area.
Other chapters are dedicated to arthropod-borne, food-borne and water-borne diseases and other common health hazards. Advice is offered to travellers on how to protect themselves from the risks of contaminated food and water. Advice is also offered on immunization of HIV-infected travellers and on the risk of tuberculosis transmission during air travel.
International Travel and Health; Vaccination Requirements and Health Advice. Available from: Marketing and Dissemination, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland. ISBN 92 4 158025 9 Price: Sw. fr. 17.-