Antimalarial drugs are on the top any smart-travellers packing list. In fact, they are the most-prescribed travel drug in the world! Despite this, the medication is notorious for causing adverse side effects such as extreme skin sensitivity, headaches, and night terrors. But these side effects are minor when compared what people have suffered as a result [...]
Mosquito Protection for Travellers The importance of comprehensive mosquito protection for travellers to regions where malaria is present was made shockingly clear by one recent case. An Australian who spent just one week in Cambodia this February was rushed to hospital following a positive blood test for the most severe strain of malaria. A friend [...]
Australian travellers not protecting themselves against Japanese Encephalitis.
When travelling to a foreign country you face many risks. There is the risk of losing your passport, having your belongings stolen, or even your plane falling out of the sky. However, there's one big risk travellers don't often take into consideration – mosquitos. Mosquitoes exist in every climate from the tropics to the arctic. [...]
Throughout the centuries people and animals alike have been subject to disease and viruses, in some of the most extreme cases, epidemics have taken out millions, or even half the population at a time. This was all in an age before travel was so easy and accessible. Perhaps we should be worried. It wasn't until [...]
The effect of the Zika virus will be devastating for those effected by it. The virus which result in microcephaly and other developmental disorders in infants. However, it can also result in rare adult onset conditions such as GBS (Guillain-Barré Syndrome) which can result in paralysis and death. The effect of the virus is not [...]
On the 11th of October 2016, the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued a warning of Zika Virus expansion to the South East Asia, which is caused by the mosquito Aedes Aegypti. HealthGuard® Premium Protection, has a scientifically proven track record of preventing Aedes Aegypti mosquito landings on correctly treated articles. Hundreds of cases of Zika [...]
Zika Virus is now declared a "Global Health Emergency" with 2.2 Billion people at risk. We have all heard about the dreaded Zika Virus, 20 years ago HealthGuard® scientists recognised the Zika Virus as a major problem for the health of the tropical community. HealthGuard® scientists began a programme of testing their “HealthGuard® Premium Protection®” [...]