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MCQs in Travel Medicine$
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Dom Colbert

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199664528

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199664528.001.0001

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MCQs in Travel Medicine

Dom Colbert

Oxford University Press

Most travel overseas is by air, although more and more people today, especially the elderly, are taking cruises. Passenger comfort has declined over the past 40 years despite the advances in aeronautics. This is due to the huge increase in the numbers travelling, the existence of cheaper flights, and the lack of staff to cope with the numbers of passengers both in airports and during flights. There is severe stress associated not only with air travel per se but also with all its accompaniments, such as getting through security, checking passports, tickets, and luggage, fear of overweight bags, finding the right gate, delays and cancellation of flights, missing connections, losing baggage, unexpected strikes, queueing interminably on arrival, and paying airport taxes. This list is seemingly endless.

Keywords:   air quality, blood oxygen, cabin pressure, dabigatran, food poisoning, gas expansion, ionizing radiation, jet lag, melatonin, pollutants

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