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The Essential Guide To Travel Health: don't let Bugs Bites and Bowels spoil your trip [Paperback]

Jane Wilson-Howarth
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Book Description

24 April 2009
This title gives helpful advice on all aspects of travelling, from what to expect and pre-trip vaccinations to the hazards of heat and sun in deserts and jungles, and of cold and exposure in mountains and caves. It offers the latest information on Malaria treatments and deep vein thrombosis. It assesses the usefulness of natural remedies and covers responsible tourism. It advises on how to treat bites and stings and deal with accidents, first aid and common ailments. 'Big carnivores are probably best faced. Running away will do you no good since they can easily outrun you and this is exactly what prey species do. Do something that a prey species would not do, like throwing rocks or running at the animal shouting and brandishing a big stick. The predator will then be so surprised and confused that it will probably retreat'.

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Cadogan Guides; 5th Revised edition edition (24 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1860114245
  • ISBN-13: 978-1860114243
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 13.5 x 20.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 285,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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 prose with exotic themes. 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.

To celebrate the start of 2014, Jane launched a novel - her first. It is set in Nepal and those who have read "A Glimpse of Eternal Snows" will recognise the scenery as well as some of the characters. It is out as a kindle and in book form.

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

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'make room in your luggage for this life-saving guide' -- Your London Wedding, 1 July 2009

'top tips.... for planning an overseas trip'
-- Wanderlust, 1st August 2008

This book, 'being physically fit and properly insured will go a long way to ensuring a safe return home.' --Independent, 13th June 2008

'make room in your luggage for this life-saving guide' --Independent

'top tips.... for planning an overseas trip'


'make room in your luggage for this life-saving guide'

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5.0 out of 5 stars a must for the adventurous traveller 5 April 2012
This book is a must-have for anyone going to exotic places. It is clearly written and comprehensive, with sensible advice on all the major hazards. It is particularly useful on when you need to get medical help, and when you can manage yourself, with plenty of guidance on safe travel for babies, children and older people. Best of all, after reading it, you still want to travel!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Travel Health 26 Aug 2011
I am very impressed with the content of this book, it is easy to read, and contains masses of useful information for the traveller. Highly recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Book, read it before you travel 6 Jan 2013
By White
I have used this book for several years of personal travel, it provides excellent advice and gives a good, balanced view of what the real risks are while traveling in far flung parts of the world. It is a great reference and will tell you when to panic and when things really are fine and you don't need to worry. It covers all the travel health issues that you may encounter (and many more), is well written and easy to read, not a stuffy old textbook on health.

I recommend anyone planning to travel to get a copy, read it and take it with them.
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