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Lonely Planet Healthy Travel: Africa 2nd Ed.: 2nd Edition [Paperback]

Dr Tony Gherardin

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July 15 2008 Healthy Travel
Getting the most out of a trip to Africa means staying healthy. This user-friendly book is an indispensible guide to minimising health risks for travelers throughout the continent, from Swaziland to Egypt.

Tailored advice for travelers of all ages and needs
Clear guidelines on treating common travel illnesses
How to avoid wildlife hazards, from insects to Hippos
Safety tips for outdoor action, including safaris and trekking
Comprehensive first aid section

Freshly updated by travel health expert Dr. Tony Gherardin, 'Healthy Travel Africa' provides advice on pre-trip planning including immunizations and medical kits, staying healthy while on the move, and what to do if you run into problems

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 2 edition (July 15 2008)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 1740591437
  • ISBN-13: 978-1740591430
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 10.9 x 0.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 200 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #98,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2.0 out of 5 stars Lonely Planet should urgently review accuracy July 27 2010
By KP - Published on Amazon.com
I would imagine the greatest concern for travelers in sub-Saharan Africa is Malaria. I paged through this at the bookstore and was about to purchase it, when my eye caught the map (apparently provided by WHO) on the distribution of malaria in Africa (page 23 - click on "look inside"). It suggests South Africa and Namibia has malaria, while Zambia, Malawi and Angola are Malaria-free. This is blatantly wrong (see for example [...]). The rest of the book seems okay and useful, but I'm not taking chances if they're so far off with something as simple as malaria risk.
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1.0 out of 5 stars KP's 2 stars was too generous Feb. 15 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
I thought KP, author of the first review of this book, must have misread something when he or she pointed out the error on the malaria map page. That's just too glaring an error. Usually I find Lonely Planet guidebooks to be very good but I won't be buying this one. Thanks to KP for pointing this out.
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource except for the glaring map error Oct. 14 2013
By davidh - Published on Amazon.com
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Yes, the malaria map is wrong, and yes that is a quite big mistake when you're doing a book on healthy travel in Africa.

That said, this book is much more than its introductory maps. I've carried it (and its predecessor, the 1st edition) with me in multiple trips to Africa, and kept it on my bedside in two years living as an expat in the continent. It covers just about every health issue you could have in a very non-nonsense manner. It is, of course, not meant as a substitute to actual medical case, but it is a very useful guide to initially consult on what to do when bad things happen to you. Over the years, I've had the pleasure of consulting this book, among others, after getting stung by a sting ray in Guinea-Bissau, nearly slicing off my thumb in an "orange-peeling accident" in Guinea, and suddenly developing a toothache in northern Niger. On each occasion, it felt indispensible until I could get medical help.

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