Travel Health in the Developing World. Chris Sanford, MD, MPH, DTM&H Medical Officer, IMSURT-West Clinical Asst. Professor, Dept. of Family Med. Co-Director, Travel Clinic, Hall Care Center University of Washington Seattle, Washington, USA. How to be a doctor by mastering only 3 phrases:.
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Chris Sanford, MD, MPH, DTM&H
Medical Officer, IMSURT-West
Clinical Asst. Professor, Dept. of Family Med.
Co-Director, Travel Clinic, Hall Care Center
University of Washington Seattle, Washington, USA
Rabies avoidance: never hold hands with a gorilla.
Dose: 100 mg once/day.
Start one day prior to entry to malaria area, take once/day while, continue for 28 days after leaving malaria area.
Cheap. Approx. 16 cents/pill.
photosensitivity. Less than one percent.
esophogeal erosion. Don’t swallow tablet “dry”
My vote: no.
You can’t diagnosis malaria clinically. Diagnosis is only possible via laboratory exam (thick and thin smears of blood).
Card diagnostic test is not yet ready for prime time.
May be an option in the future.
Steffen R, Tornieporth N, Costa Clemens SA, et al. Epidemiology of travelers' diarrhoea: details of a global survey. J Travel Med 2004;11(4):231-238.
and of themselves
four times/day, for the whole trip.
See a doc!
-Only needed at extremes of age.
-No need to “rest”
the gut during
Total suspended particulates
(in mcg/cubic meter)
(in mcg/cubic meter)
A full one-third of the 2,500 US citizens who are arrested abroad each year are arrested on drug charges. A number of countries, including the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, and the Philippines, have enacted more stringent drug laws which impose mandatory jail sentences for those convicted of possessing even small amounts of marijuana or cocaine for personal use.