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Neural connections are damaged in Japanese Encephalitis

Another tragic case of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) has been reported – this time in a 60 year old Victorian man who merely visited Phuket, Thailand on a holiday and ran into the ‘ wrong mosquito’. The mosquito likes rural areas mostly, but not always. The mossie feeds at dust, mostly. Once the mossie drops its payload […]

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Australia has a shortage of Hepatitis B vaccine at pharmacies, but our clinic does have ample supplies, however, you cannot bring a script as we are not a pharmacy – it is only available as part of a travel consultation with one of our doctors. Call 61 7 3221 9066 for an appointment. News release […]

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World TB Day – March 24th

March 24th, 2017

Today is World TB day In 2015, there were 1.8 million TB-related deaths worldwide. TB or Tuberculosis is due to a bacteria that is generally coughed from person to person. One third of the world’s population is infected with TB – most are not sick but have whats called latent TB. In 2015, 10.4 million people around the world became […]

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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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World Rabies Day is in a few days. It aims to raise awareness about rabies. This year’s theme is Educate, Vaccinate, Eliminate. This year’s theme is Educate, Vaccinate, Eliminate. Rabies is a serious problem in many parts of the world: Rabies threatens half the world’s population – about 55,000 deaths per year. Australia is truly a […]

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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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ae Aegypti mossie carries Zika

Zika in Bali

June 21st, 2016

Zika Virus has just been reported in Bali, but don’t panic. CDC ( The extremely reliable Centre for Disease Control in the United States of America ) has a nice map of Zika affected areas here. It is really not surprising if Zika is in Bali. The virus is carried by the same mosquito that carries Dengue […]

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Good news for those needing to have a cholesterol test! . Research has now shown that you don’t need to go without food for 8 hours beforehand. The results of the cholesterol test have been found to be virtually the same whether you are fasting or not according to a new study from Denmark, Canada and the […]

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Zika and conspiracy theories

February 19th, 2016

The Zika virus has generated  media publicity, and tragic stories about brain damaged babies but ALSO  a nasty little batch of conspiracy theories. These theories are zooming around the world on social media at a rate that any pandemic virus would be proud of, and causing problems of their own. ( Nice summary here from the New York Times ) Example […]

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