Posts Categorized: Travel Health

Travellers’ diarrhoea is the most common illness to strike travellers. It can ruin days of travel plans and leave you in some very stressful and embarrassing situations. Don’t let it ruin your trip; here are some simple and effective ways that you can help you stay in control and beat travellers’ diarrhoea. Prep your gut…

1. Wash your hands properly! Before you eat, after going to the toilet wash your hands. The important thing is to make sure you wash them properly so you don’t contaminate your own food. Wet your hands, lather with soap and scrub your hands for 20 seconds. Rinse off and dry thoroughly using a paper…

Unbeatable Medical Kits

Patrick Hutton is an explorer/adventurer whose escapades have taken him on expeditions through jungles, over mountain ranges and across deserts, on every continent except Antarctica. The one piece of kit Patrick won't travel without? A Nomad Medical Kit! Here, he tells us why Nomad kits really are unbeatable... Expeditions have been a passion of mine for...

Since 2009, Meningitis W infection has been on the rise among young people of 14 – 18 years? Outbreaks are commonly occuring in University and College student populations. If you’re heading off to University or College this September, read on to find out more about the disease and protect yourself by getting vaccinated with a…

We are still receiving lots of questions regarding the risks of Zika virus and pregnancy so here is some latest guidance from Public Health England broken down to help provide some clear information and advice.   There is an ongoing outbreak of Zika virus infection, mostly in South and Central America and the Caribbean. Symptoms…

None of us like the thought of road traffic accidents (RTAs) abroad and very few of us consider that we could be involved in one ourselves, but the reality is that accidents happen on the roads across the world. In developing countries with poor infrastructure and road safety laws travellers are at a greater risk…

Travellers’ diarrhoea (TD) is the most common illness for travellers visiting developing countries. The most common cause of TD are bacterial infections such a E.coli and Campylobacter. Due to a natural decline in immunity in older people, older travellers are more likely to experience TD than younger travellers and need to be prepared prior to…

So what is it? In terms of its impact, Schistosomiasis is second to malaria as the most devastating parasitic infection. Schistosomiasis (also known as Bilharzia) is a parasitic disease caused by flatworms. Larval forms of the parasites are released by freshwater snails in untreated water (lakes and rivers). They burrow through the skin of people…