Providing preventative medications such as antimalarial and antidiarrheal
Education on precautions regarding foods and water, insect bites, altitude sickness, and etc.
Information on environmental hazard such as pollution, high altitude, traffic safety
Preparing and addressing traveler’s special needs such as those with diabetes and infants
Travel medicine is what's keeping you safe and healthy when you travel internationally. It the whole practice of providing pre-travel preventative care and includes:
Travel by Location
These are the recommended vaccines by medical experts on each location.
These are the most common travel diseases that are fatal but easily preventable
In a language spoken in Tanzania and Mozambique, ‘Chikungunya’ means ‘walking bent over’, which may result from severe joint pain
An estimated 5-10% of people who get the infection will die from complications
Cholera is a serious public health problem worldwide
Recovery from the illness can take people weeks or months, leading to time absent from work, school, or daily life
An estimated 500,000 people with severe dengue hospitalization each year
More than 686,000 people die every year due to complications of Hepatitis B, including cirrhosis and liver cancer
JE virus is the most important cause of viral encephalitis in Asia.
Meningococcal meningitis is a bacterial form of meningitis, a serious infection of the thin lining that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.
Rabies is a viral disease, which occurs in more than 150 countries and territories.
Once symptoms are present, rabies is almost always fatal.
The red, bullseye shaped rash (also known as erythema migrans) can develop in up to 90% of cases within 2-30 days (average is about 7 days) of the tick bite
One out of two babies who get whooping cough infection before the age of one 1-year-old needs to be hospitalized.
Tetanus is caused by a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium tetani.
All travellers travelling to malaria-risk areas should take preventative malarial medications as a precautionary measure.
Although polio is asymptomatic in the majority of cases, in approximately 1% of cases, it attacks the central nervous system and leads to paralysis.
TBE is a viral disease affecting the central nervous system.
Approximately 20% of travellers are confined to bed for 1–2 days with travellers’ diarrhoea, and 40% have to change their travel plans
Typhoid fever is caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi), which only lives in humans.
1 in 3 of the world's population have been infected with the TB bacteria but have not (yet) become ill as a result (known as talent TB)
This refers to jaundice that affects some patients.
Is an endemic and intermittently epidemic in parts of Africa and South America.
The species of mosquito that transmits Zika is the same as the mosquito that transmits Dengue, Chikungunya and Yellow Fever