Travel Diseases

Travel Diseases

Understanding Different Travel Diseases and The Risks

There are many diseases which can pose a risk to the uninformed traveller.  Ever wanted to know what Dengue Fever is? Or what about Cholera or Polio?  We often hear reports about the dreaded Ebola Virus or the Zika Virus Disease . But then maybe you just want to find out what vaccinations you need for travelling to your chosen destination. Stop here for all the disease advice you can handle.

Topic Headings

  • BCG Vaccination BCG vaccination has been shown to give 70%-80% protection against TB (Tuberculosis). The vaccine is ...
  • Bird Flu, Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Avian Influenza or Bird Flu as we have commonly come to know it is an ...
  • Chikungunya Chikungunya is a viral disease, which spreads to humans via infected mosquitoes. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes ...
  • Cholera Cholera is a bacterial infection, which causes severe diarrhoea and can eventually lead to death ...
  • Diphtheria Diphtheria is an acute infection affecting the upper respiratory system. It is spread by droplets, ...
  • Ebola Ebola is a highly contagious virus, which is very easily spread through body fluids such ...
  • Hepatitis A Hepatitis A is spread by the faecal-oral route, person to person or through contaminated water ...
  • Hepatitis B Hepatitis B is the third most common infection in travellers. It is a disease, which ...
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) HIV is a virus. HIV is spread in travellers via sexual contact with an infected ...
  • Japanese Encephalitis Culex mosquitoes spread Japanese Encephalitis. The disease is spread to humans via the bite of ...
  • Lassa Fever Lassa fever is a viral disease, which is carried by rats. It is then spread ...
  • Malaria Malaria is an increasing problem around the world. In part this is caused by changing ...
  • Malaria – Malarone Malarone is a combination anti-malarial drug (Atovaquone and Proguanil).  The drug has been shown to ...
  • Malaria lifecycle An excellent pictorial diagram of the lifecycle of the mosquito responsible for the spread of ...
  • Measles Measles is a viral disease, which is highly infectious. It most commonly begins with a ...
  • Polio Polio is a disease that primarily affects the nervous system. It is spread via the ...
  • Preventing Dengue Fever Dengue Fever (DF) is a mosquito-borne disease affecting an estimated 50 million people each year. ...
  • Rabies Rabies is a disease transmitted to humans via the bite of an infected animal. Rabies ...
  • SARS – Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome This “flu like” illness began in South East Asia with early reports in 2003 from ...
  • Schistosomiasis Flukes, whose life cycle requires fresh water snails, cause Schistosomiasis. Schistosomiasis is contracted through the ...
  • Smallpox Following increasing ‘scenarios’ related to smallpox, as well as the showing of a feature story ...
  • Swine Flu and 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu, or Swine Influenza, is an infectious respiratory disease that usually only affects pigs. ...
  • Tetanus Tetanus is caused by a bacterium most often found in the soil, but spores can ...
  • Tick Borne Encephalitis Tick Borne Encephalitis is a viral disease spread via the bite of an infected Ixodes ...
  • Travel Advice on Zika Virus Disease What is Zika Virus? Zika Virus has been declared a “Public Health Emergency of International concern” ...
  • Tuberculosis Tuberculosis is a bacterial disease that most commonly affects the lungs. It can also affect other ...
  • Tularaemia Disease (Tularemia) What is Tularaemia Disease? Tularaemia (Tularemia) is an infectious disease.  It is spread to humans by ...
  • Typhoid Typhoid is a bacterial infection of the digestive tract, caused by gram-negative bacillus Salmonella typhi. ...
  • West Nile Virus West Nile Virus (WNV) is a virus spread primarily through the bite of an infected ...
  • Yellow Fever Virus Yellow Fever is a virus, which is spread via the bite of an infected mosquito. ...