Principles of pre-travel health care.- Pre-travel immunisation for various diseases.- Malaria prevention in travellers.- Arboviral infections in travellers.- Traveller's diarrhoea.- Non-vaccine preventable infectious problems in travellers.- Non-infectious problems in travellers.- Travellers with special needs.- Illness in returned travellers.- Resources for travel health information.
The fourth edition of this well received book provides an authoritative and up-to-date resource to support good practice in travel medicine, a field that has evolved substantially in recent years. Concretely, there has been intensified monitoring of health problems among travelers, as well as extensive research efforts, which have led to the development of evidence-based approaches to the field.
The book includes expert recommendations regarding e.g. immunizations, malaria prophylaxis, travelers' diarrhea, altitude sickness, emerging infections, and non-infectious health issues encountered by travelers. It provides a practical approach to the pre-travel consultation and management of most issues that arise in medical care for travelers. In addition, it provides expert advice for high-risk travelers, e.g. those with immunosuppression, the elderly, pregnant women and young children.
The text offers a user-friendly, practical handbook for healthcare practitioners during their clinical consultations, as well as nurses and pharmacists.
Professor Joseph Torresi is an infectious diseases physician at Knox Private Hospital, Eastern Epworth Private hospital and Austin Hospital Hepatitis Service, and a former NHMRC practitioner fellow. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and has a PhD in microbiology. He is head of the hepatitis research laboratory in department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Peter Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne where he has established research programs in hepatitis C vaccine development, hepatitis B associated liver cancer and antibody responses to dengue virus. Professor Torresi was the Australian (Melbourne) site director, for the Geo-Sentinel Surveillance Network from 1997 to 2010 and has continued in the role as the co-director. During this period he was instrumental in the development of the travel medicine services and research activities at the Royal Melbourne hospital and in building its international profile. He is the current chair of the publications committee of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM), a board member the ISTM Foundation, a Fellow of ISTM and a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow . He has published over 160 papers, book chapters and books, has served as scientific chair for a number of conferences in travel medicine and has served on several CISTM scientific committees.
Professor Karin Leder is head of the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit within the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, and also works as a visiting infectious diseases physician for the Victorian Infectious Diseases Service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, where she leads the Travel and Immigrant health services. Her specific areas of interest include imported infections among travellers, immigrants and refugees, as well as waterborne infections, specifically focused on water and sanitation issues in resource-poor settings. She is a leader of the global surveillance network GeoSentinel, section editor of Travel Medicine for UpToDate, regional advisor for the Journal of Travel Medicine, and an associate editor for Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She is editor and author on many books, chapters and papers on health risks in travellers, and has held leadership roles within the International Society of Travel Medicine.