Our Location

07 3221 9066

Blog

Zika and Travellers

February 2nd, 2016

Zika virus has exploded onto the collective consciousness lately, due to media stories about birth defects in Brazil being possibly linked to Zika virus. Another reason to seek good medical advice before travel Frankly this is just one of the many things that are out there and pose a risk to travellers. (This is why […]

Read More »

Chronic Q Fever

November 3rd, 2015

I often get emails, phone calls etc from patients having trouble with Q Fever causing long term persistent problems, or saying their Q fever is recurring. From my understanding of Q Fever, the disease does not ‘come back’  and  patients cannot get ‘reinfected’ ( that is why vaccination is effective – once you have cleared […]

Read More »

To our valued patients and suppliers It is with regret that I must advise that the Stafford clinic has closed permanently. The last day of trading was October 31st 2015. The Stafford clinic was amalgamated into the city clinic, and all patient records have been transferred into the clinic at 5th floor, 247 Adelaide Street, Brisbane CBD. […]

Read More »

This blog post has been updated today Sept 14, 2014 The report in the media about Lyssavirus being found in a flying fox in Brisbane is a good reminder about LOOK BUT DONT TOUCH.  Flying fox are perfectly safe if you don’t touch them. Anyone who has had physical contact with a flying fox should seek […]

Read More »

The ABC program Landline The Quiet Curse” recently featured the disease Q fever. This has generated a lot of enquiries about Q Fever to our clinic. Q Fever rarely attracts media attention and yet it is among the most costly and severe infectious diseases in Australia. Persons at occupational risk should be vaccinated. Our specialised […]

Read More »

I am sometimes asked about useful apps for Travellers – I must declare my bias in that I am in the iPhone camp so don’t know much about android apps. There are lists online like this one of 50 but I use almost none of these. Here is my list of essentials Timescroller – to […]

Read More »

The 2014/15 northern hemisphere flu season was unusually severe. The Flu death toll in Hong Kong could be the highest in 15 years . In the US it was the most severe and prolonged for a decade This may have been partly due to the fact that the yearly flu vaccine that was available was […]

Read More »

We have had numerous phone calls to the clinic regarding the media reports of persons contracting Hepatitis A from frozen berries in Australia e.g. this one. It is reported the berries were packed in a polluted river in China. This highlights how global our food sources have become, and even if we are not travelling, […]

Read More »

MEDIA RELEASE ‘Love Your Lungs at 65 Years Young’ this Pneumonia Awareness Week Almost two-in-three Queensland seniors may be jeopardising their ‘golden years’ by not protecting against an often fatal lung infection, despite being at increased risk.1 Lung Foundation Australia’s ‘Love Your Lungs at 65 Years Young’ research released today reveals 94 per cent of […]

Read More »

MEDIA RELEASE 17 APRIL 2014 Queensland doctors are issuing Aussie fans and footballers heading to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a ‘yellow card for yellow fever’. Queensland travel health pioneer, Dr Deborah Mills, aka ‘Dr Deb’, Brisbane, is joining forces today (Thursday, April 17) with the Australian medical football team, the Docceroos, […]

Read More »

Creative Commons License
This work by Dr Deb The Travel Doctor Pty Ltd (ACN 071 390 693) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.thetraveldoctor.com.au/website_terms_conditions.htm.

© 2018 Dr. Deb’s | All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy | Website Terms and Conditions | Governing policy

Website development by RJ New Designs