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A Guide on Safe Food for Travellers
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1997, 4 pages [E, F, G, S]
Sw.fr. 20.-/US $18.00 per packet of 50 copies; in developing countries: Sw.fr. 14.- per packet of 50 copies
Order no. 1910012
A leaflet that can help travellers avoid illnesses caused by unsafe food and drink. The leaflet, which has four pages, responds to the frequency of foodborne disease in international travellers and the need to take appropriate precautions. The leaflet gives practical advice and basic hints on how to eat safely, and what to do in case of diarrhoea. Information in the leaflet was prepared by the WHO programmes on Food Safety and Diarrhoeal Disease Control, and has been endorsed by the World Tourism Organization and the International Tourist Health Association.
International Certificates of Vaccination
This booklet reproduces the model certificate, as prescribed by the International Health Regulations, for recording vaccination or revaccination against yellow fever and other vaccinations recommended or advised by WHO. The booklets are sold at cost price, including despatch by surface mail; prices listed apply only to orders sent directly to WHO. Orders for 5,000 copies or more can be overprinted with the name of the distributing agency at cost.
Prices (bilingual English/French)
50 copies: Swiss francs 10.-/US $9.00
100 copies: Swiss francs 20.-/US $18.00
500 copies: Swiss francs 90.-/US $81.00
1000 copies: Swiss francs 180.-/US $162.00
5000 copies: Swiss francs 900.-/US $810.00
50000 copies: Swiss francs 8000.-/US $7200.00
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WHO/Marketing & Dissemination
CH-1211 Geneva 27
International Health Regulations (1969)
Third Annotated Edition
1983, 79 pages [E, F, R, S]
ISBN 92 4 158007 0
Sw.fr. 11.-/US $9.90; in developing countries: Sw.fr. 7.70
Order no. 1150207
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International Medical Guide for Ships
Including the Ship's Medicine Chest
illustrations by S. Smyth
1988, vi + 368 pages, 152 figures [E, F, R, S]
ISBN 92 4 154231 4
Sw.fr. 60.-/US $54.00; in developing countries: Sw.fr. 42.-
Order no. 1152078
Provides complete information and advice for non-medical seafarers faced with injury or disease on board ship. The second edition has been completely revised and up-dated in the light of scientific progress and developments in seafaring.
New features include chapters dealing with pregnancy and women's medical problems, advice on the medical care of castaways and rescued persons, guidance in obtaining external assistance in case of serious health problems at sea, and an alert to the diseases commonly found in fishermen. For easy reference, some 60 diseases and medical problems, ranging from abdominal pain to stroke and paralysis, have been selected and arranged in alphabetical order in a single chapter. The new edition also features medical advice for ships carrying toxic chemicals, including the first-aid treatment of poisoning, and a completely updated list of medicines and surgical supplies recommended for the ship's medicine chest.
"... major changes in the layout, including the
use of twice as many illustrations, make it easier for users to find immediate advice on
how to manage emergencies..."
Hazardous Cargo Bulletin
"... ideal for people to read, identify and
treat a great number of injuries and ailments... it covers everything from general first
aid, pregnancy and child birth, to medical care of castaways and rescued persons, and
death at sea..."
Marine Engineers Review
International Travel and Health
Situation as on 1 January 2002
The 2002 edition of International travel and health has been completely redesigned to reflect better knowledge about the risks to which travellers are exposed and the precautions needed to protect their health.
With abundant new material and a revised organizational structure, the book offers guidance on the full range of health risks likely to be encountered at specific destinations and associated with different types of travel from business, humanitarian and leisure travel to backpacking and adventure tours. Information is intended to help the medical profession be fully alert to potential risks and provide appropriate advice, whether concerning recommended vaccinations, protection against insects and other disease vectors, or safety in different environmental settings. Information on infectious diseases of potential risk for travellers has also been greatly expanded. Additional chapters describe vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccines for routine and selective use, and selection criteria, and offer detailed guidance on malaria, the most important infectious disease threat for travellers.
The book concludes with the traditional country-by-country list of required vaccinations, together with pertinent information on the malaria situation, for every country or territory in the world.
"The yearly publication of ITH by WHO provides an
authoritative guide which has become an essential tool for those involved in the practice
of travel medicine either as a general practice or within a specialised centre."
Irish Medical Journal
2002, 210 pages [E, F]
ISBN 92 4 158027 5
Swiss francs 25./US $22.50
In developing countries: Sw.fr. 17.50
Order no. 1180002
Ports Designated in Application of the International Health Regulations
Situation as on 1 January 1998
1998, 46 pages [E/F]
Sw.fr. 10./US $9.00
In developing countries: Sw.fr. 7.
Order no. 1930140
A guide listing all ports that have been officially designated and approved, by national health administrations, to inspect ships for rats, carry out deratting procedures, and issue Deratting Certificates and Deratting Exemption Certificates. Designated ports are equipped and staffed to carry out inspection and deratting procedures in accordance with the requirements of the International Health Regulations.
Yellow Fever Vaccinating Centres for International Travel
Situation as on 1 January 1991
This title is permanently out-of-print