By Dr Eddy Bajrovic, Medical Director, Travelvax Australia.
Japanese encephalitis – ‘rare’ doesn’t mean ‘never’ Heading to Asia? Japanese encephalitis is one of the many mosquito-borne diseases you might hear mentioned as you prepare for your trip.
IT'S the number one fallacy of overseas business travel: The shorter the trip, the lower the health risk – even if you're a frequent flyer. "I hear that one a lot," said Dr Ed Bajrovic, the Medical Director of Travelvax Australia.
Australians tend to think of our 'home-grown' mosquitoes as annoying rather than dangerous. That's a mistake, according to one of Australia's best-known mosquito experts, Dr Cameron Webb, an entomologist based at the University of Sydney.
IT'S one of those brilliantly simple ideas that make you think: "Wow, I wish I'd thought of that!" Allergy FT Food Translator is a new phone app created for people with allergies who are travelling overseas.
Ticks are smart insects. Did you know they use their back legs to attach themselves to the tip of a blade of grass or leaf and wait with their front legs outstretched, poised to 'catch' a passing animal or human?
Australian travellers who have been hospitalised in countries where there’s a high risk of acquiring highly drug-resistant bacteria will be kept in isolation after returning home if they are found to be infected.
Most parents know hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) as a virus that affects infants and young children.
AN effective personal insect repellent is still the most reliable first line of defence against biting mosquitoes. Unfortunately, there is still confusion among people looking for alternatives to 'chemical repellents', which they often (wrongly) perceived to be 'unsafe'. And, many people don't un
At our travel health advisory call centre, we get calls from anxious people who've left it almost literally until the 'last minute' to check on the potential health risks of their overseas trip. In a perfect world, it's best to give yourself 6-8 weeks to arrange this important pre-travel consulta
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