|Document ID (ISN)||102861|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-9936 - Cahiers de médecine interprofessionnelle
|Convention or series no.
||Advice to expatriates - Sub-Saharan Africa
||Conseils aux expatriés - Afrique subsaharienne [in French]|
||2004, Vol.44, No.1, p.17-25. 7 ref.
||A growing number of enterprises assign their personnel to postings abroad for varying durations. Occupational physicians need to ensure the safety and health of staff against the hazards related to these foreign postings. This article describes the protective measures that apply to Sub-Saharan African locations, and addresses the following topics: measures to be taken before travelling (vaccinations, prevention of sinusitis, first aid kits, traveller's medical kit); disorders that may arise during the trip (disorders related to air travel, in particular the "economy class syndrome"); precautions to be taken on arrival (measures against heat and sunlight); possible risks during the stay (road accidents, diarrhoea, malaria, dengue, sexually-transmitted diseases, rabies); what to do on return in the event of disorders; advice for pregnant women.
||Africa; hot workplaces; plant safety and health organization; migrant workers
||solar radiation; first-aid equipment; diarrhoea; thrombosis; vaccination; rabies; malaria; expectant mothers; dengue
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
Heat and cold
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)