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Preparing for healthy travel

Travel Insurance

23 Mar 2020

Travellers must declare medical conditions when taking out travel insurance to ensure they are suitably covered Read more

Infectious diseases

Rabies

02 Mar 2020

Rabies occurs in warm-blooded mammals and is transmitted to humans, most often by a bite or scratch from an infected animal, usually a dog Read more

Infectious diseases

Yellow fever

14 Jan 2020

Yellow fever is caused by a virus, which circulates between infected monkeys or humans and mosquitoes and occurs in parts of the tropical and sub-tropical regions of Africa and South/Central America (including Trinidad) Read more

Infectious diseases

Dengue

13 Nov 2019

Dengue is an infection caused by the dengue virus of which there are four different subtypes. The disease is transmitted by mosquitoes Read more

Infectious diseases

Cholera

03 Oct 2019

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease usually associated with poverty, poor sanitation and poor access to clean drinking water Read more

Infectious diseases

Travellers’ diarrhoea

23 Aug 2019

Following advice on food and water hygiene is sensible, but travellers should always be prepared to manage the symptoms of TD during their travels Read more