The Australian Department of Health’s 2019 Influenza Season summary affirmed what most people already knew: last year we endured very high levels of activity compared to previous seasons1 and those levels were high from earlier in the year – even during the summer months.
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.
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.
Every day Travelvax Australia’s experts field questions on all kinds of travel health topics. Not surprisingly, skiing is rarely among them.