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climbers trying to avoid altitude sickness

Recent media reports of a Victorian man dying of suspected altitude sickness in Nepal are a grim reminder of the importance of appropriate travel health care, and the fact that things can go dreadfully wrong sometimes in adventure environments. Travel Medicine is not just about vaccines but also information and education about potential travel health hazards. This report suggested […]

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International Mountain Day Dec 11

December 11th, 2016

High Altitude Travel Destinations Dec 11th is #InternationalMountainDay   What’s on your travel bucket list this year? Are you thinking of hiking the Inca Trail to gaze at the wonders of Machu Picchu? Want to visit the mystical Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet? Maybe skiing in Colorado is your plan or you fancy a trek […]

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Travellers Medical Kit

October 28th, 2016

When travelling overseas, a Travellers Medical Kit is as necessary as SHOES.  About half of all travellers experience a medical problem while overseas.  Purchasing drugs in some countries can make you even sicker than you were at the start. Buying copy watches or copy handbags is one thing, but buying copy drugs can be REALLY […]

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Malaria parasite consumes the red blood cells

Malaria research

October 27th, 2016

I am pleased to announce our latest research project:  my staff and I are participating in the following very important initiative. 3 Day Malarone Acceptability and Tolerability research project (3MAT) Malaria is one of the most common causes of fever in Australian travellers, with approximately 400 cases reported each year in Australia. Most travellers who […]

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Haj Vaccines Brisbane

July 25th, 2016

If you attending the Haj Pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, September 9-14 this year, and you are based in Brisbane, and need Haj vaccines, consult us ( Phone 32219066).   For the Haj, all persons over 2 years of age must have the 4-strain Meningococcal Vaccine. It must be documented in the ( yellow ) International Vaccination Record […]

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If you wish to travel, Parkinson’s disease should not be a barrier to seeing the world, if you are well organised and plan ahead. There are a lot of websites giving tips for travel with Parkinson’s Disease. Few mention the travel vaccines, which are important.  Here are some suggestions which focus on medical issues. Some tips may not […]

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picture of vaccination book

We often get asked ” Isn’t there a national vaccine register in Australia ? ” Sadly the answer is “For most people – no” There are some registers for General Vaccines ACIR  : Australian Childhood Immunisation Register : NATIONAL database Immunisations given to children between birth and 7 years of age are entered into this Medicare controlled database. ACIR began in January 1996. VIVAS: […]

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  Those going to the Olympics  in Brazil are recommended to consult our clinic. We need to ensure all your routine vaccines are up to date: diseases like Tetanus, Measles, and Chickenpox, still circulate in Brazil. Influenza vaccine is strongly recommended as you will among crowds, and influenza spreads rapidly, and can be extremely debilitating. We know that […]

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Media Release 12 Nov 2013 Scores of Queensland teenagers celebrating ‘Schoolies Week’ (November 16-23) offshore are oblivious to potentially fatal health hazards, according to leading travel health pioneer, Dr Deb Mills. The Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) estimates 48,500 students will graduate from Queensland high schools this year, many of whom will celebrate the milestone at […]

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From one of my readers – thanks Sherry.   “Dr Deb’s book saved my life (ok, maybe not literally) in Laos in Feb 2012. I had the worst case of food poisoning I’ve ever had in my life, and in the morning, when faced with an 8 hour bus journey on wind-y and bumpy roads, […]

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