travel health

Mosquito-borne disease prevention

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

Mosquito-borne diseases and prevention

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

Bitten by the travel bug

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease that can cause flu-like symptoms and more serious illness. The Department of Health reports

Going hiking? Tread carefully

A hiking trip can be a great opportunity to get away from it all, but tread carefully. Whether on a

Are you a super sneezer?

Are you a super sneezer?

High-speed filming shows that a single sneeze spreads complex micro-droplets that can cloud an entire room. Sneezing is a normal

Travel medical kit checklist

Use this checklist as a guide to things you may need in your medical kit when travelling – you may

Travelling and medical documentation

Some travellers have special needs or concerns that require specific attention, particularly if air travel is involved. Older travellers, women

Rabies: information for travellers

Rabies causes Rabies is a viral disease that infects the central nervous system — the brain and the spinal cord

Malaria precautions while pregnant or breast feeding

Malaria and pregnancy If you are pregnant and planning to travel to a malaria-risk area, it would be best to

Water safety

In Australian waterways in the 12 months to 30 June 2017, 291 lives were lost to drowning. The drowning statistics

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