Travel Vaccinations & Medicine
Travel medicine is what's keeping you safe and healthy when you travel internationally. It is the whole practice of providing pre-travel preventative care and includes:
Providing preventative medications such as antimalarials and antidiarrheals
Education on precautions regarding food and water, insect bites, altitude sickness, etc.
Information on environmental hazards such as pollution, high altitude, and traffic safety
Preparing and addressing traveler’s special needs such as those with diabetes and infants
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
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.
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.
The species of mosquito that transmits Zika is the same as the mosquito that transmits Dengue, Chikungunya and Yellow Fever