What is the commonest ailment of travellers? What is the commonest cause of death in travellers abroad? These and all other significant topics are covered in this comprehensive, readable book. Dr Wilson-Howarth, GP, parasitologist, expedition doctor and keen high altitude trekker has lived in Asia for 11 years and brings her wide practical experience to this light-hearted and reassuring manual. She offers tips on avoiding flesh maggots, ticks and leeches, as well as guides to recognising the baddies amongst tropical predators and creepy-crawlies. - clear, accessible, evidence-based and easy to read - illuminating practical case histories - tables matching disease risk to country - responsible tourism and expat health - the latest on malaria and skin cancer - deep-vein thrombosis and other growing travel concerns - special precautions for those with pre-existing health conditions, the elderly and children - what to include in your personal first-aid kit.