This authoritative guide is for travelers to anywhere from the Mediterranean to the tropics, remote mountains, or wherever medical facilities may be poor or absent. Dr. Wilson-Howarth- GP, expedition doctor, long-term expatriate and parasitologist - gives advice on avoiding problems and on treating diarrhea, stings, bites, sunburn, skin infections and embarrassing complains. She discusses how to deal with accidents, the hazards of heat and sun in deserts and jungles and of cold and altitude sickness, and even suggests ways to avoid scary or dangerous animals and creepy-crawlies. The clear, accessible and easy to read text avoids medical jargon. Dr. Wilson-Howarth provides not just inspiring case histories so you can learn from other people's mistakes, but also reassuring and reliable advice on vaccinations, what to expect and what to pack.