Posts Categorized: Travel Health

The first cases of coronavirus COVID-19 were reported in China in December 2019. Since then, over 187 countries and territories throughout the world have reported positive cases. As the coronavirus pandemic continues throughout the world there are many questions being raised, some of the most popular of which are related to the transmission of the…

Since the first reports of Coronavirus in late 2019, the virus has spread to numerous countries around the world. With much uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 virus, people all over the world have worries and questions, such as does the coronavirus affect animals like cats and dogs? In this blog, we will answer this common question…

The virus responsible for COVID-19 outbreak has swiftly become a global pandemic. One of the factors that has been under scrutiny, is the amount of testing that has been undertaken. This guide is designed to provide some of the background to COVID-19 testing, what to look for in a good test and what a test…

One of the many rumours about covid-19 we see being talked about is the use of antimalarials to treat Covid-19 Coronavirus. Here we discuss whether this is true and why so much discussion is happening around anti-malarial medications, namely Chloroquine.  What is Chloroquine  Chloroquine is a medication which has been primarily used in the past…

There’s so many claims circulating about the covid-19 coronavirus – many of them coronavirus myths. One particularly concerning claim we keep hearing is that taking ibuprofen can increase your risk of catching coronavirus. Worrying, if true, as so many require this common painkiller, but is it correct? We asked a Nomad Doctor if ibuprofen can…

What is Coronavirus?  On 31 December 2019, public health authorities were alerted to several cases of pneumonia in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. This was confirmed to be the novel coronavirus. Novel coronavirus is a respiratory illness from the same family of viruses as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). The Wuhan coronavirus is a…

We’ve been inundated with queries from concerned travellers wanting to undertsand how safe it is to travel currently during the Covid-19 pandemic. First recognised in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, the virus has been reported in over 100 countries – with many more likely to become infected during the coming days & weeks. Much of…

Night time biting mosquitoes, like the Anopheles, can spread all kinds of diseases. Some of these diseases, such as Malaria and Japanese Encephalitis, can be severe and life-threatening.  Official guidance states that insect repellents should be applied every few hours, especially in hot countries where you can sweat and rub substances off the skin quickly. So how do you get a good 8 hours…

It’s one of the most commonly prescribed antimalarials, but have you got questions & concerns about Malarone or Atovaquone & Proguanil? I’m one of Nomads expert Travel Nurses and recommend malaria medications every day. Read on to find out everything you need to know about his widely used malaria tablet. What is Malarone/Atovaquone & Proguanil?  Malarone belongs…