Travel Medicine

Proceedings of the First Conference on International Travel Medicine, Zürich, Switzerland, 5–8 April 1988

  • Robert Steffen
  • Hans Lobel
  • James Haworth
  • David J. Bradley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XL
  2. The Scope of Travel Medicine: An Introduction to the Conference on International Travel Medicine

  3. World Tourism: Facts and Figures

    1. P. Keller, K. Koch
      Pages 10-15
  4. Medical Impact of Intercontinental Travel to Developing Countries

  5. Travel-Related Health Risks: A Question of Communication

  6. Health Risks for Short Term Travelers and Temporary Residents

  7. Malaria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. P. A. Phillips-Howard, D. J. Bradley
      Pages 90-101

About this book


Almost 50 million persons visit another continent each year. It is mainly those 15-18 million travelers from industrialized nations who visit or reside in developing countries that are at increased health risk. To develop effective health protection advice, the health risks of travel and the benefits of prophylaxis (vaccines, new and old drugs, behaviour modification, etc.) should be assessed systematically. The purpose of this book is to improve the protection of the travelers' health by more effective and more uniform recommendations. It contains many data on recent research and represents the first comprehensive account on travel medicine for professionals.


AIDS HIV antibody infection infectious disease infectious diseases interferon malaria parasite prevention stress travel tuberculosis vaccination vaccine

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Steffen
    • 1
  • Hans Lobel
    • 2
  • James Haworth
    • 3
  • David J. Bradley
    • 4
  1. 1.Institut für Sozial- und Präventivmedizin der Universität ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Malaria BranchCenters for Disease ControlAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.ChambèsySwitzerland
  4. 4.London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineLondonEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73774-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73772-5
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