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.
There will still be many, many people who are content to miss the pizzazz of the Carnival in Rio and take in all that Brazil has to offer once the parades are over.
High on the list of up-and-coming tourist destinations for Australian travellers is the Lao People's Democratic Republic, or Laos.
Australia has seen an increasing number of dengue notifications in recent years – the more-than-2,000 confirmed cases reported last year were the highest in 20 years.