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Most human parasites are, in some fashion, major (important, serious, or significant), to the individual infected. Some human parasites are major or important by virtue of being extremely common, although they are not particularly harmful, e.g. E. vermicularis, which is almost a commensal. Some parasites are major in view of their serious effect on the […]

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18th Edition Travelling Well

August 15th, 2013

18th edition Whats new? 18th Travelling Well has now been released. This brings the number of copies in print to 185,000 copies. Many thanks to all those travellers who sent suggestions and comments to assist the book be even more useful to travellers all around the globe. Overall not very much has changed. In a […]

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China – Bird Flu 2013

April 10th, 2013

15.4.13 Avian Influenza Update As of 15 April, the World Health Organisation ( WHO) reports that a total of 60 cases have been laboratory confirmed with influenza A(H7N9) virus in China, including thirteen deaths.   Cases have been reported primarily from Shanghai City (Shanghai Province) with additional cases reported from Chuzhou City (Anhui Province); Nanjing, […]

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Recently I was very honoured to receive.. The Surgeon General John White Medal at a small ceremony from Professor John Pearn. “With congratulations and esteem for all your leadership and service to the specialty discipline of Travel Medicine.” I would like to use this opportunity to thank all those who have helped make this recognition […]

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How vaccines changed our world

February 21st, 2013

Here is an interesting infographic from an article; How vaccines changed our world .

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There was a recent story on the 7.30 report about Norovirus. Most particularly about the new strain of Norovirus known as Sydney – because it was first reported here in Australia. This new strain is circulating in the USA and UK. As the name implies this is a virus. Norovirus is notable because it is […]

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The Shopping Bags Dilemma

January 2nd, 2013

WOW – another year gone by. 2013! Happy New Year to all my readers. Today I want to talk about shopping bags – slightly off travel medicine, but travel is about luggage so it is somewhat related. Our clinic has used our last supply of pre printed paper shopping bags, so I thought I would […]

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Rabies vaccine is a dilemma to many Australian travellers. Travellers seek advice from many sources, (eg doctors, Google, travel agents, fellow travellers etc) and often receive conflicting information about rabies. Some sources say have rabies vaccine, some say do not have rabies vaccine… Below is a typical question I receive.. My daughter, leaves for a […]

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See link – my interview for the Travel Tart Blog – told some funny stories.

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A video, twitter chat, and Press release about travel health. Queenslanders are putting themselves at risk of contracting potentially serious infectious diseases while travelling abroad.1 Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Family Medicine Research Centre have found more than three-in-five Australians are not seeking professional health advice before travelling overseas, with many visiting destinations carrying […]

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