17th Travelling Well now availableJanuary 17th, 2012
The next edition of Travelling Well is now available –
This is the 9th cover and includes a photo at Victoria Falls – from the Zimbabwe side – given the recent publicity about yellow fever Not being required by the South Africans if travellers visit the Zimbabwe side of the falls, this seemed particularly fitting.
There are now 170,000 copies in print
The first question everyone asks is ..Aside from a new cover, whats new inside?
A …It is a minor update and much will look the same to the frequent user of this book, however as usual, details have been added in response to feedback from travellers.
There is now information about the newest app, Vaccine Record for Travellers.
Changes summaryPage / Detail
|13||mention of the address to find International Society of Travel Medicine travel clinics|
|17||duration Table; delete Gamma Globulin duration / add menveo & menactra 5 years|
|18||add genital warts and anal cancers to gardasil/ HPV vaccine benefits|
|19||add menveo / menactra to types of meningitis vaccines|
|28||suggestion to persist for a few days if minor side effects from malarone|
|32||add oragel to the kit contents list|
|45||mention rivaroxaban for dvt prevention|
|75||altitude; delete theophylline, add dexamethazone to prevention as per recent consensus|
|82||minor change to culture shock/ disaster planning|
|84||mention International Association of Medical Assistance to Travellers as another way to find doctors overseas|
|93||add information on chikungunya disease|
|94||add ciguatera and scombroid (fish) poisoning to food poisoning section|
|104||expand Azithromycin dosage chart for children and mention of nitazoxanide tablet used overseas for giardia|
|120||reword rabies to cover scratches on broken skin, add story of patient getting abused for asking about WHO schedule, mention day 28 post exp not always given|
|126||add treatment for persons who experience a foreign body in the ear|
|127||add orajel to treatment of gum pain and mouth ulcers|
|130||information in the treatment of altitude sickness now includes information on how to use and interpret readings from a pulse oximeter|
|138||Information on on emergency contraception has been condenses to make way for information in emergency section on needlestick injury|
|143||kids diamox dose has been added to the drug reference table as per recent consensus|
|154||dengue map has been removed as was old (2005) – replace with info in text form|
|all||minor typographical errors fixed, adjustment to index|