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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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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 […]

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A recent report of a traveller contracting Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Thailand highlights the fact that rare does not mean never. This chap had a very common itinerary: Upon arriving in Thailand, he visited Bangkok during two days where he stayed in a hotel. On 28 January he travelled by bus to Surat Thani, and […]

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Travelling With Children

July 3rd, 2012

Some recent studies have documented the likelihood of illness in children travellers. They reported roughly one in 3 children who travel abroad, will acquire a travel-related illness. Diarrhoea, feverish illness, skin conditions, and respiratory problems were the most common. Infected insect bites and sunburn also rated a special mention. Risk varied by age groups and […]

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Dengue – Day biting Mosquitoes

September 15th, 2010

Dengue is breaking out in Delhi, just in time for the Commonwealth games. This is not a great surprise. The virus is transmitted by mosquito bites. Dengue mosquitoes breed easily in cities. The dengue mosquito can breed in a pot plant saucer. . City with infected persons + building sites + monsoon = great recipe […]

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