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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…

Zika Virus continues to spread in North & South America, the Caribbean and has even reached Europe. Nomad Medical Director, Professor Larry Goodyer, has news on the latest developments in our understanding of ZIka Virus and it’s effects on pregnancy.   The latest news from the American CDC about Zika is what we have all…

Bed bugs are found worldwide and are a significant problem for many travellers. They are often found in hostels but can also make their way to quality clean hotels, taking a ride in suitcases and backpacks. They have even made it onto planes! Recently it was reported that a British airways passenger plane was taken…