travel health

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

Motion sickness

Motion sickness, or travel sickness, is a common problem that affects many of us. You can feel motion sick on

DVT and flying

Medical papers have been published since the 1950s about a possible link between deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and air travel.

Squirming worm infection in foot

A 42-year-old man developed a squirming snake-like lesion on his right foot after a holiday to Nigeria. He went to hospital after

Ebola virus disease

What is Ebola virus disease? Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a serious, contagious illness caused by infection with a strain


Diphtheria is an infectious disease caused by toxigenic strains of the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheria. Vaccination has eradicated it from Australia,

Travel vaccinations

If you are planning an overseas trip, you should always check whether there are any diseases you should be immunised

Japanese encephalitis

What is Japanese encephalitis? Japanese encephalitis is a viral disease that is spread by a particular type of mosquito. Encephalitis

Dehydration and hot weather

The human body contains a high proportion of water, so when the temperature rises and the body tries to cool

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