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Document ID (ISN)102861
CIS number 03-1918
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9936 - Cahiers de mÚdecine interprofessionnelle
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Biardeau B.
Title Advice to expatriates - Sub-Saharan Africa
Original title Conseils aux expatriÚs - Afrique subsaharienne [in French]
Bibliographic information 2004, Vol.44, No.1, p.17-25. 7 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Africa; hot workplaces; plant safety and health organization; migrant workers
Descriptors (secondary) solar radiation; first-aid equipment; diarrhoea; thrombosis; vaccination; rabies; malaria; expectant mothers; dengue
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Heat and cold
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)