Who develops traveller's diarrhoea?
Traveller's diarrhoea can affect anyone, but toddlers and young adults are most commonly affected.
How can I prevent being infected?
The best ways of avoiding rabies are getting vaccinated beforehand and avoiding contact with wildlife and stray dogs.
How is yellow fever diagnosed?
If a yellow fever infection is suspected, your doctor may perform specific blood tests to identify the presence of the virus or antibodies to the virus. Other blood tests may be performed to assess yo…
How is hypothermia treated?
Treatment of hypothermia includes preventing further heat loss and rewarming the person until the core temperature is restored to normal. Re-warming a person with hypothermia can be a dangerous proces…
Is typhoid fever contagious?
Typhoid fever is contagious. The Salmonella bacteria that cause typhoid fever can infect others through unsanitary contamination of water sources with infected human faeces.
What causes traveller's diarrhoea?
The most common causes of traveller's diarrhoea are bacteria, viruses and parasites.
How common is dengue fever?
Dengue fever is a common disease in many tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world. It is among the fastest-spreading infectious diseases in the world. Millions of cases of dengue fever occur each …
How common is malaria?
Malaria is uncommon in the developed world and in temperate regions, but in many areas of the world with a warm, tropical climate it is still very common. Malaria affects hundreds of millions of peopl…
What are the symptoms of scabies?
Most people who catch scabies will experience intense itching and a rash. A close look at the affected area may show burrows, which appear as short, silvery-grey raised tracks that are straight or squ…
What is scabies?
Scabies is a common contagious skin condition that typically causes severe itching and rash.
Is traveller's diarrhoea serious?
In most cases traveller's diarrhoea isn't serious, but it can be fatal to small children or vulnerable adults if they become seriously dehydrated.