Travel Health is all about keeping you well when you travel and making you well again if you run into health problems while abroad or after you've returned home.
Most mishaps with Travel Health occur because of sunburn, eating or drinking something contaminated or because of being at the receiving end of too many insect bites. Much of our work at the clinic is aimed at arming patients with the advice that will help them steer clear of health problems when they're abroad.
The less common but serious events in Travel Health that we worry about include:
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Swimming accidents
- Dengue Fever
- Altitude Sickness
- Animal bites (rabies risk)
- And even less commonly, we think about exotic tropical infections like Schistosomiasis (a water-transmitted parasite) and Leishmaniasis (a sandfly-trasmitted parasite).