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The Practical Compendium of Immunisations for International Travel


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The Practical Compendium of Immunisations for International Travel
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This inclusive work presents a comprehensive update on vaccines for the international traveller. In over 21 chapters, written by leading writers in travel medicine from Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, vaccinology for travel is explained in accessible terms with a focus on practical information. An initial introduction to immunology proceeds into common travel-related diseases and a risk-analysis for acquiring them, followed by vaccine administration techniques and examples of how this knowledge can be applied to the traveller with special risks including children, pregnant women and mass travel. The book also provides a summary of current clinical practice with respect to travel medicine in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. This straightforward guide to the administration of vaccines for travellers is intended to be the one-stop for the primary healthcare professional needing authoritative practical information speedily. In addition to basic knowledge in vaccinology, guides are offered as to appropriate vaccine recommendations for travel to global regions together with vaccine contents in order to identify any precautions and contraindications. This text presents assessment and management guidelines for common medical presentations to the travel health professional in primary-care health. Easy reference chapters, with practical management parameters for vaccination for travellers, will confidently guide any knowledge acquired permitting self-responsibility in vaccine-preventable disease prevention.

Author Biography

Marc Shaw is Professor College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Australia. A Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practice, he was a Family Practitioner for 15 years before specialising in travel and tropical medicine and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine from Glasgow, a Fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine and a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine and Expedition Medicine from the same College. In 2008 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was a recipient of the Inaugural Award for Travel Medicine from the Australian College of Tropical Medicine. He has research interests in all aspects of travel and geographic medicine, as well as a practical interest in expeditions to remote regions, having served as Medical Officer with the New Zealand Defence Forces in Bamiyan, Afghanistan and before that as Medical Officer in The Pitcairn Islands. Currently he is Medical Director of Worldwise Travellers Health Centres of New Zealand. Other medical interests include communication in Medicine, the Media and the Art of Medicine. He writes poetry, creates sculpture and can definitely tell the difference between a glass of Chateau d'Yquem and a bottle of gin!. Claire Wong is a Travel Health Specialist Nurse at Worldwise Travellers Health Centres in Auckland, New Zealand. She has over 18 years of clinical and academic travel medicine experience in both the UK and New Zealand. She spent 10 of those years as a Specialist Nurse at the Public Health England commissioned National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) in London. Claire holds a diploma in Travel Health and Medicine and an MSc in International and Travel Health and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow.
Release date Australia
October 17th, 2016
Edited by Claire Wong Edited by Marc Shaw
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Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015
8 Illustrations, color; 8 Illustrations, black and white; X, 242 p. 16 illus., 8 illus. in color.
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