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Appendix A: First Aid Case and Kits, Dressings, and Bandages
Appendix B: Rescue and Transportation Procedures
Appendix C: Common Problems/Conditions
Appendix D: Digital Pressure
Appendix E: Decontamination Procedures
Appendix F: Glossary

Immunizations are invaluable and extremely important to avoid major illness when traveling abroad. Many individuals are anti-immunization. This does not make a lot of logical sense. The vast majorities are very safe and very well worth it. The benefit far outweighs the risk. Not getting certain immunizations for your children borders on neglect. Tetanus/Diphtheria booster every ten years is of the utmost importance. Typhoid vaccine for individuals traveling to endemic areas. Hepatitis A & B vaccinations are a must. Yellow fever vaccine is recommended. Currently there are approximately 10-17 countries that require you to be vaccinated against yellow fever before you can even get there. Some of these, but not all are Central America, South America, the Middle East and Africa, but there are obviously others. For more information, please see International Travel Health Guide by Stuart Rose, MD.




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