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Dr Olga Ilic
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Rabies is a terrible viral infection acquired when an animal with rabies bites/scratches you. Once rabies has entered your body it travels to and attacks your nervous system. It may take days to years but people infected with rabies have a mortality rate close to 100%. Luckily in Australia we do not have rabies, except […]
An appointment with the doctor is just as important for your children if they are travelling overseas. Just like adults, children are at risk of travel related infections, medical problems and injury. Below is a list of helpful tips to help keep your child safe on your next trip Some travel related diseases /problems are […]
Many Australians travel overseas to relax. They let down their guard and fall victim to opportunistic crime. Personal safety and security is important. Below are some tips to consider to improve your safety. Plan ahead in the case of emergencies. Do you know the local emergency number? Do you know the address where you are […]
Mosquito borne diseases can spoil your holiday and in some cases lead to hospitalisation, and even death. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO, 2014) over a million people worldwide die each year from diseases acquired from mosquito bites. As travellers there are many mosquito borne diseases we are exposed to, especially if we travel […]
Unknowingly buying counterfeit medication overseas is becoming more frequent (with time). Unfortunately such a purchase could lead to health risks and on occasion could be fatal. The quality of overseas medication cannot be assured. They may contain toxic contaminants, the wrong medications or wrong doses. Medications bought in Australia are highly regulated and have a […]
Contaminated water can cause vomiting and diarrhoea whilst overseas. Often the water looks okay but it may be full of germs/chemicals which can make you ill. There are many ways you can minimise your risk. If you are not 100% sure the water supply is safe it is best to avoid local tap water. This […]
To enjoy your holiday to the maximum and reduce your chance of running into trouble a little planning and preparation goes a long way. Work through the below pretravel checklist to ensure you have covered all bases. Check your passport and ensure you have the required visas. Your Australian passport should have at least 6 […]
20-50% of International Travellers get Diarrhoea – Source of statistic- Advising travellers about management of travellers’ diarrhoea; Australian Family Physician Volume 44, No.1, 2015 Pages 34-37 2015, Karin Leder. Many travellers continue to pick up diarrhoeal infections overseas. The risk is higher if you travel to developing countries but let’s face it getting gastroenteritis while […]
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