Health Problems of Seafarers — “Professional Travelers”

  • S. Tomaszunas


From the point of view of travel medicine, seafarers may be considered as a special risk group of travelers. Their occupation and the type of their work exposes them to a number of health risks, some of which are the same or similiar to those which are typical for other groups of travelers, such as tourists and businessmen.


Petroleum Shipping Malaria Fishing Trop 


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