Africa

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Lonely Planet, 2008 - Travel - 456 pages
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An African holiday should be spent in the wild, not in the emergency ward. This guide to healthy travel covers immunisation, medical kits, how to stay healthy and what to do if problems arise. It's like having a mini-medic in your pocket.

  • tailored advice for travellers of all ages and needs
  • clear guidelines on treating common travel illnesses
  • how to avoid wildlife hazards, from insects to hippos
  • safety tips for outdoor action, including safaris and trekking
  • comprehensive first-aid section

Lonely Planet gets you to the heart of a place. Our job is to make amazing travel experiences happen. We visit the places we write about each and every edition. We never take freebies for positive coverage, so you can always rely on us to tell it like it is.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Dr. Isabelle Young, and Dr. Tony Gherardin.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
13
BEFORE YOU GO
27
Sources of Information 27 PreTravel Checkups
52
ON THE MOVE
67
STAYING HEALTHY
73
Food Water Precautions 78 Insects Parasites 88 Accidents Injury 93 Feet
97
Pulse Breathing Rate
117
Meningococcal Meningitis
135
TRAVELLERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
297
Older Travellers 300 HIVpositive Travellers
306
Bladder Infections 250
313
Heat 313 Cold
317
WATER
337
Aquatic Life
345
General Hazards 340 Scuba Diving
353
BITES STINGS
359

Viral Hepatitis Jaundice
141
Piles Other Anal Problems
168
Glandular Fever
177
Eyes
184
SKIN
198
Bacterial Infections 203 Tumbu Fly Boils
208
RARITIES
221
Culture Shock Problems
239
Menstrual Problems 243 Vaginal Infections
252
MEN TRAVELLERS
269
Before You Go 274 If Your Child Gets Sick
283
Fleas
367
Ticks Mites 364 Rabies
375
What to Look Out For 379 TRADITIONAL
383
Drug Names 389 Pain Fever
396
Side Effects Allergies 393 Nausea Vomiting
402
FIRST AID
419
Major Trauma
430
GLOSSARY
438
INDEX
445
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