Influenza viruses, those which cause an infection of the respiratory tract, are classified into 3 types: A, B, and C, however it’s only A and B that usually cause illness in humans.
It’s a topic we have covered before, but all current evidence points to the fact that it is not going away anytime soon – Measles!
Right now it’s the rainy season in many regions of Asia popular for travellers, such as India, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.You may not want to hear this if you’re heading over there for a holiday soon but … when the rainfall increases, so do the activities of biting mosquitoes.
It’s not long now to the 2018 World Cup in Russia starting on June 14 and if you’ve booked your tickets to see the Socceroos in action (or you’re about to) NOW is the time to think about getting the recommended vaccinations and advice.
BAT: Noun /bæt/ Order Chiroptera: the second biggest order within the animal division (class) of Mammalia with over 1,300 species; found in most places except for the two Poles and a few Pacific islands.
There’s a lot of appeal in the street markets that you come across in some developing countries – where else would you find hugely discounted products with high end brand names?
Bacteria developing resistance to antibiotics is hardly news, but when it’s a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) like gonorrhoea and the level of resistance means that some cases have been impossible to treat using available antibiotics, that’s alarming!
A Victorian man in his 60s who’d holidayed in Phuket, Thailand in early May died this week from Japanese encephalitis (JE) in a Melbourne hospital.
If you have a dog at home you’ll know full well that Buddy or Bella must be wormed regularly - for their sake as well as your own, so you don’t become infected too.
A news article published in the last couple of weeks has provided a reminder that we aren’t immune from many of the diseases that are prevalent in other regions of the world, even developed ones; not when we are such avid travellers.