Category Archives: Travel health
What is Yellow Fever? Yellow Fever is a mosquito-borne virus so it’s not infectious between individuals (like a cold or flu) but only to the people bitten by an infected mosquito. It carries a high mortality rate.
Typhoid is caused by bacteria (Salmonella Typhi or Salmonella Paratyphi AB or C) which gets into water via contaminated urine or faeces. This is called the faecal-oral route of infection. If you drink this water or eat raw food that … Continue reading
What is Rabies? Rabies is a virus that attacks the central nervous system causing progressive paralysis, swelling of the brain and coma. There are thought to be 50,000-60,000 deaths each year due to rabies.
Japanese Encephalitis (say ‘en-kefa-lyet-is’) B is a virus transmitted by the bite from an infected mosquito (the Culex mosquito). These mosquitoes breed in rice fields and feed on pigs, duck and birds.
What travel vaccines do I need? It is highly recommended that you seek medical advice about the immunisations you might need as soon as you start making travel plans. Most diseases that occur in the countries you might be planning … Continue reading
Vaccination Schedule for Travellers. It is highly recommended that you seek medical advice about the immunisations you might need as soon as you start making travel plans. Some travel vaccinations that need a course of injections over a period of … Continue reading
Don’t get to the airport or your destination only to find that you’ve forgotten something vital! Check out our travel checklist and you won’t have to cross your fingers and hope.
Going abroad can create all sorts of worries - real or imagined – that might spoil your holiday. Here are some important facts.