Health

Chapter 4 contents
Basic medical kit
Immunizations and inoculations
Health resources for travellers
Malaria
Heat, sunburn, dehydration and dust
Purifying drinking water
Vomiting and diarrhoea
Toilets
Altitude sickness
Sexually transmitted diseases and infections
Other ailments
Staying healthy on the plane
Healthcare in Africa
Traditional medicine
Travel insurance

It’s all in the book.

But here are six words for free: malaria tablets and yellow fever jabs.

And a few more: while malaria tablets are absolutely essential to protect against an easily caught and potentially extremely dangerous disease, having the yellow fever vaccination is more about having the essential certificate for crossing borders. It’s also a dangerous, mosquito-borne disease, but you’re much less likely to come into contact with it than malaria.

This page last edited 10 June 2011 © Richard Trillo and Emma Gregg

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