Ebola Virus Disease

EBOLA / VIRAL HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER IN PERSPECTIVE   WHAT IS A VIRAL HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER? A group of illnesses caused by several distinct families of viruses. In general, the term “viral haemorrhagic fever” is used to describe a severe multisystem syndrome....

Preparing for Beijing

PREPARING FOR BEIJING Author: Dr. De Frey Source: Travel Doctor The Olympic Games in Beijing and other cities in China are expected to attract 600 000 foreign visitors and athletes and up to 2.5 million domestic visitors and volunteers. In a study published in the...

Staying Healthy

STAYING HEALTHY Author: Dr. De Frey Source: Travel Doctor The best-laid travel plans can go awry if you fall ill while travelling. By taking the following precautions you can minimise your risk to a great extent …   Prevent insect bites Many diseases, like...

Be aware of Dengue & Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever

BE AWARE OF DENGUE & DENGUE HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER Author: Dr. De Frey Source: Travel Doctor Dengue is a day biting mosquito-borne infection which has become a major international public health concern in recent decades. It causes a severe flu-like illness, and...

Cholera outbreak – Southern Africa

CHOLERA OUTBREAK – SOUTHERN AFRICA Author: Dr De Frey Source: Travel Doctor Cholera is an age old scourge that strikes fear in the minds of people all over the world now, as it did in the mid 1800’s when cholera swept through London and Dr John Snow finally...