Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Travel Medicine

Imran Shahid

Umm al-Qura University


Immunizations Food and Water Sanitation Travelers’ Diarrhea Malaria Febrile travelers Eosinophilia Health Risks' of Immigrants Immigrant Health Policies Zoonotic Diseases Sexually Transmitted Diseases First Aid Kit Pregnant Traveler Kit

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According to the United Nations, World Tourism Organization the international arrivals across boundaries surpassed the 1 billion mark for the first time in history. This massive number of travelers include all categories including tourists, business peoples, and immigrants. Unfortunately, travel can also lead to health problems that may range from unpleasant to life-threatening illnesses. It is estimated that fewer than half of the travelers do not seek proper pretravel advice and who get the recommendations at times, is either uninformed or outdated. Similarly, the people returning to their country of origin less likely consult a physician before or after traveling and preventable systemic illness, as well as infectious disease propagation, is seen more commonly in this group of travelers than others. This book pragmatically overviews the prevention and treatment strategies of all travel-related illnesses. The book also highlights the accurate advice as well as the recommendations of all primary care physicians about both pretravel preparation and how to deal with illnesses contracted abroad. The book will discuss the priorities to establish where active immunization is not possible sometimes against infectious and contagious illnesses in travelers. The key components of a travel guide to patients wishing to be prepared for illnesses and emergencies related to travel would also be enumerated in this book.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: December 12th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: May 12th 2020

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Review results due: July 31st 2020

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Expected publication date: September 29th 2020

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About the editor

Imran Shahid

Umm al-Qura University

Dr. Imran Shahid is an assistant Professor at Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia where his research is focused on the broad areas of host-virus networks in HCV disease progression as well as host-virus genes expression during oxidative stress, hepatic steatosis, fibrosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. He is also enthusiastically involved in the studies of tyrosine kinase inhibitors for the treatment of breast and colon cancer, in the Saudi population. He was trained from applied and functional genomics laboratory, National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (NCEMB), University of Punjab; Lahore, Pakistan where he worked on anti-mRNA based treatment strategies against hepatitis C virus 1a genotype in Pakistani population. Dr. Imran has published many research articles in peer-reviewed international journals and a member of the editorial board of several international journals.

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r. Hülya Şenol graduated from the Biology Department, Atatürk Education Faculty at Marmara University, Turkey in 1991. She has completed two master degrees, one in the field of Educational Sciences, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus and one in Molecular Medicine, Near East University, Cyprus. Dr. Şenol holds a Ph.D. degree in Educational Administration, Management, Inspection, and Economy. She is a multidisciplinary researcher and has 28 years of teaching experience. From 1991 to 2011, she worked at many colleges in Turkey and in North Cyprus as an instructor, ISO 9001 committee member, and deputy principal. Dr. Şenol is a senior instructor in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Eastern Mediterranean University. She has earned many certificates about the education of trainers in Montessori education, educational sciences, and molecular medicine. Her current research interest areas are Educational Leadership, School Culture, Total Quality Management in Education, Service Quality in Education.

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