I am pregnant and about to travel, can I still get travel vaccines?
Some vaccines are safe to have during pregnancy whereas others are not. If you are pregnant and planning on travelling, it is a good idea to see your doctor for advice.
Should I see my doctor before I travel?
It is a good idea to see your doctor before you travel, so they can give you advice about travel vaccines and medications you may need, depending on where you are travelling. If you have a medical con…
Can I prevent being infected with dengue fever?
No effective dengue fever vaccine is available. You can lower your risk of infection by avoiding mosquito bites. Be aware that Aedes mosquitoes, the ones mainly responsible for transmitting dengue fev…
How does a cholera infection occur?
The cholera bacterium moves between people via water contaminated by human faecal matter.
How does a yellow fever infection occur?
The yellow fever virus is transmitted between people, or from monkeys to humans, via mosquito bites.
What causes typhoid fever?
Typhoid fever is caused by Salmonella typhi bacteria. It enters the body by ingestion of contaminated food or water and then travels to the bloodstream where it spreads throughout the body.
What is cold shock?
Cold shock is the body's response to sudden cold. It is commonly the result of falling or jumping into cold water. The cold shock response is short, which can only last a few minutes. However, it can …
Can tuberculosis be cured?
If treated correctly, tuberculosis can be completely cured. Some drug-resistant strains of the bacteria can be much more difficult to get rid of than ordinary TB bacteria.
Is hypothermia dangerous?
Hypothermia is a medical emergency and requires professional medical care. If not properly treated, it can lead to serious harm and death.