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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.
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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BEFORE YOU GO
Sources of Information 27 PreTravel Checkups
ON THE MOVE
Food Water Precautions 78 Insects Parasites 88 Accidents Injury 93 Feet
Pulse Breathing Rate
TRAVELLERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Older Travellers 300 HIVpositive Travellers
Bladder Infections 250
Heat 313 Cold
General Hazards 340 Scuba Diving
Viral Hepatitis Jaundice
Piles Other Anal Problems
Bacterial Infections 203 Tumbu Fly Boils
Culture Shock Problems
Menstrual Problems 243 Vaginal Infections
Before You Go 274 If Your Child Gets Sick