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 [...]