Travellers' safety and security

Leggat, Peter A., and Wilks, Jeff (2013) Travellers' safety and security. In: Zuckerman, Jane N., (ed.) Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, pp. 588-600.

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[Extract] Most travellers visit their general practitioner or travel clinics with thoughts of vaccinations and prophylaxis against exotic tropical and travel-related diseases. The most common causes of serious morbidity and of mortality in travellers, however, relate to accidents, injury and pre-existing illness, especially cardiovascular disease in older travellers [1-6]. The risk of severe injury is thought to be greater for people when travelling abroad [7]. An understanding of the epidemiology of travel-related injuries and serious illnesses can help stimulate attempts to prevent adverse outcomes of foreign trips. Indeed, it has been claimed, 'injuries are not accidents'. [5] Experts have suggested that injuries are predictable events that are amenable to scientifically founded intervention strategies [5].

Item ID: 25915
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-9763-2
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2013 03:53
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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