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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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tick which could carry tick encephalitis shown crawling across skin

n Tick Encephalitis a.k.a. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a serious brain infection. It is caught from a simple tick bite in Europe.  In Australia, our ticks cause paralysis but in Europe, they spread an infection to the brain that can cause brain damage or be fatal. Happily, two-thirds of sufferers get no symptoms. The infection […]

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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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Cost Rabies Vaccine

Cost Rabies Vaccine

August 1st, 2016

My staff often get asked What’s the cost of rabies vaccine? how much does rabies vaccine cost? is it worth having rabies vaccine etc The Cost of Rabies Vaccine varies depending on how it is given. The cost does not have to be huge – it can be about the same price as a typhoid/hep 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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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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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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