Provides helpful advice on all aspects of traveling-- from what to expect and what to take, to pre-trip vaccinations, to the hazards of heat, sun, and cold exposure. In this fully updated edition, find information on the latest Malaria treatments, on growing concerns for travelers--such as deep vein thrombosis or economy class syndrome. New sections cover travel health for groups with special requirements--such as epilepsy sufferers, diabetics, families with children, and the elderly. The usefulness of natural remedies is assessed, and in a feature unique among travel health guides, it covers responsible tourism. Tables help readers match disease to country, while special sections cover skin infections, the risks of sunburn, and even the psychological effects of becoming an expatriate. There is advice on how to treat bites and stings, along with information on accidents, first aid, common ailments, and what to do if visitors need treatment after they return home. It's invaluable on any trip--be it a drive to a local beach or a trek through the Sahara.
Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth's passion for wildlife started when she was a toddler and led to smuggling roadkill into the house, much to her mother's disgust - she prefers flowers. As a child she loved aquatic activities. She was a proud silver medallist in the Kingston Ladies Swimming Club learners one length backstroke race aged 13.
Jane left South London suburbia to bag a zoology degree in Plymouth before setting off on a six-month long overland trip to Nepal. That first expedition gave her a new mission: to work towards improving the lot of the poor. After qualifying as a parasitologist (from Oxford University) and as a doctor of medicine (Southampton University) she spent eleven years working on various child survival projects in remote corners of Asia.
These days she lives in Cambridgeshire with her husband, sons, an exceedingly lazy Syrian hamster and a selection of rather inert stick insects. She works as a GP and is medical director of a travel clinic. As a balance to clinical work she writes life-affirming fiction with exotic themes (and hopes to find a willing publisher for these soon). Jane already has three travel health guides in print as well as two memoirs, one set in Madagascar, the other in Nepal. She continues to write extensively on travel and health including on occasion for The Independent newspapers, The Guardian and other key publications. She has written health features for Wanderlust magazine since issue one and has contributed health chapters to innumerable Bradt travel guides.
Her blogs are at http://troglopedetes.blogspot.co.uk/ and her author website with a photo gallery is www.wilson-howarth.com.
The latest author photo is thanks to Jason Heath Lancy of GP Magazine