This superb text provides clearly written, practical information and advice for all healthcare professionals working in the rapidly expanding discipline of travel medicine. Within three broad sections: general travel medicine, environmental hazards and infectious disease, it incorporates a wide variety of subjects that are unique to this field of medicine, including the effects of the environment, altitude, climate, pre-existing chronic disease, aviation psychology, aviation medicine, venomous bites and stings, accidents, infectious and tropical diseases including malaria prophylaxis and vaccination. International in both authorship and content, it deals with travel medicine issues by continent, providing general advice such as guidelines for vaccination, as well as sources of information for specific health advice. Particularly useful are the case studies, key-points, study questions and references to websites. This book is a truly comprehensive and accessible source of practical information which will be welcomed by all those working in this important field of medicine on a day-to-day basis.