Can I take a holiday after my operation in another country?
After some procedures, it is often recommended that you stay in the country for some time before you do any air travel, to reduce the risk of blood clots forming during the flight. In addition, talk t…
Is dengue fever serious?
Dengue fever can cause serious harm, including death. Good supportive treatment can greatly lower the risk of death.
What is an endemic area?
An endemic area is a place where an infection is common to a particular region or community.
What causes Ebola?
Ebola fever is caused by the Ebola virus. It infects many kinds of cells of the human body and can cause internal bleeding and organ failure.
What causes food-borne illnesses?
Microorganisms of all types can be found on and in food. Some of them can cause illness.
What is transplant tourism?
Transplant tourism is a type of medical tourism in which people travel to receive an organ purchased from an unrelated, random donor.
Are there different types of Ebola?
There are five strains of the Ebola virus, four of which are dangerous to people.
Can I prevent scabies?
Infestation or reinfestation with scabies can be prevented by practising good hygiene measures, including: cutting and cleaning fingernails; avoiding ongoing physical contact with people who have sca…
Can I prevent being infected with yellow fever?
An effective yellow fever vaccine is available and is routinely given to people living in, or travelling to, areas where the virus is commonly found. The vaccine is given as a single injection and is …
How is Ebola spread?
The Ebola virus passes from person to person via bodily fluids, including blood, saliva, semen or vaginal secretions, urine, faeces, vomit, mucous and tears. You can also become infected by coming int…