Travel Health

Yellow fever

What is yellow fever? Yellow fever is an illness of varying severity caused by an infection with a type of

Mosquito-borne diseases

Most people have been bitten by a mosquito at some time in their lives. Usually this causes no more than

Jet lag: how to avoid it

What is jet lag? Spending a few hours travelling by air across several time zones can make you feel low,


Typhoid fever is an infection caused by a bacterium called Salmonella typhi. It is acquired by faecal-oral spread (when people

Malaria overview

Malaria is a serious, sometimes fatal, disease that is caused by a parasitic infection of the red blood cells. There

Dengue fever

Dengue is a viral infection that is transmitted via the bite of particular types of mosquitoes. It most commonly occurs

Vaccination and antibodies

Since the introduction of widespread vaccination programmes, millions of people have been protected against potentially fatal diseases, and countless lives

Travellers’ diarrhoea

Travellers’ diarrhoea is a fact of life when travelling, no matter how careful you are with food and drink. Between

Ross River virus

Ross River virus infection is spread by the bites of infected female mosquitoes (freshwater and saltwater), but it causes symptoms

Listeria risk in pregnancy

Listeria is a type of bacteria that can cause a serious illness (listeriosis) in pregnant women. Listeria bacteria are widely

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