COVID-19 PREVENTION, CURES AND OTHER MYTHS…

BCG is a Third World Cinderella vaccine that MAY turn into a beautiful princess…

Chloroquine was the backbone of malaria treatment and prevention for decades before it turned to ashes, devoured by the flames of abuse and subsequent global drug resistance… perhaps to Phoenix in the fight against COVID-19?

A cheap, effective Corona virus vaccine is the Holy Grail of every knight in a laboratory coat.

But whilst we wait for science to write their history, we DO have scientifically proven ways to reduce the risk of many other vaccine preventable respiratory diseases, right here in Johannesburg: Influenza, Pneumococ, Pertussis and Diphtheria vaccine is known to  be effective, reduce illness, hospital admissions and death in a significant part of the at-risk population: Asthmatics, smokers, diabetics and persons with ischaemic heart disease.

WE ARE OPEN AND READY TO ASSIST

To book your appointment for one of the above vaccines or update your routine childhood or adult vaccines, click the link below:

TRAVEL DURING THE PANDEMIC: PCR UPDATE

All the information around  PCR and Quarantine for Inbound Travellers.

From online application forms to a step by step guide to the South African inbound quarantine process.

Do you want to travel abroad again?

Some countries and /or airlines have placed specific requirements for preventing infection with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in place.

Lancet Laboratories hosted a “PCR ins and outs for Travelers and their Doctors” webinar with Dr A de Frey and Lancet Laboratories Virologist Prof E Vardas. Watch the video.

Watch the recording of Travel Insurance Consultants (TIC) webinar: Repatriation and Quarantine process by travel and health risk management expert Dr. Albie De Frey

INFLUENZA SEASON 2020

For a limited time only we provide the influenza vaccine combined with a four-in-one booster for the above diseases at R 537.40, VAT inclusive

“Influenza season is here… Influenza vaccine is back … COVID-19 is the new kid on the block Pertussis* and diphtheria# never went away…. Polio is waiting in the wings and Tetanus is in your backyard  ….and all of them will, according to the WHO and other health authorities, make a bigger peak than seen in many years in the next 12 months due to  lapses in overall global vaccine coverage caused by the current focus on Coronavirus….”

* 24 000 000 cases, 170 000 deaths annually. Ref: Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Sep;17(9):974-980. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30390-0. # In 2017, a total of 8,819 cases of diphtheria were reported worldwide, the most since 2004. Global DTP3 coverage is suboptimal. In addition to the 3-dose primary series in infancy, new recommendations include 3 diphtheria toxoid–containing booster doses given at 12–23 months of age, 4–7 years of age, and 9–15 years of age. (and an adult booster dose every 5-10 years) Ref: Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Oct; 25(10): 1834–1842.

SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES JAPAN

 

New Dates: 23 July 2021 – 08 August 2021

Fifty-six years after having organised the Olympic Games, the Japanese capital will be hosting a Summer edition for the second time.

Prepare yourself with our practical travel-health checklist and guide.

SLEEPING SICKNESS

 

Not Every Fever is  Malaria.

 

A second patient from the north of Malawi and the sixth from southern Africa in less than 10 months has been admitted to  a hospital in Johannesburg. Travel Doctor reminds all travellers to avoid tsetse bites when visiting wildlife reserves in Southern Africa in the coming summer months.

 

Measles

1 Infected person will pass it on to 18 non-immune persons.

The highly contagious disease is spread by droplets through the air &
touching infected surfaces long after the infected person has left a room.

Malaria

Travel Doctor associates are all experienced in the management of all aspects of malaria including preventative measures, chemo-prophylaxis and disease diagnosis and management.

Vaccines

Travel Doctor associates are all experienced in the management of all aspects of malaria including preventative measures, chemo-prophylaxis and disease diagnosis and management.

Malaria Pocket Guide

Download online Malaria Pocket Guide in PDF format

Coronavirus Disease COVID-19

This interactive dashboard/map provides the latest global numbers and numbers by country of COVID-19 cases on a daily basis.

Our Comprehensive Services

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Before you depart

Travel Health Education
The road to healthy travel starts with travel health education, supported by vaccines and prophylaxis. During your travel health consultation, you’ll be informed of potential travel health risks, and how to sensibly avoid them, optimising your travel experience.
Vaccines

Travel Doctor associates will tailor vaccine schedules to your health profile, itinerary and budget. Travel Doctor associates are all WHO and DOH designated Yellow Fever vaccinations centres.

See our Vaccines Recommended per country list here

Malaria
Travel Doctor associates are all experienced in the management of all aspects of malaria including preventative measures, chemo-prophylaxis and disease diagnosis and management.
Personalised Medical Kit
Customised personal- medical kits with individually scripted medication. Tailored medical kits made to order.
Pre-Travel Medical examination
Traveller’s fitness for the journey – the elderly or chronically ill traveller (Pre-existing illness)
Travel Insurance

We assess the suitability of travel health insurance cover for pre-existing illness cover, age-related and chronic disease.

For more information Click Here

While you’re away

Disabled Traveller Assistance
Expert assistance with all medical aspects of travel arrangements for disabled travellers.
Telephonic Medical Advice and Referral
Travellers experiencing severe medical problems, can contact our medical centre for advice on self-treatment and potential referral or medical evacuation.
Returned Traveller Examination
Examination of ill returned travellers with suspected travel-related illness e.g. malaria, bilharzia, trypanosomiasis etc.

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When you return

Returned Traveller Examination
Examination of ill returned travellers with suspected travel-related illness e.g. malaria, bilharzia, trypanosomiasis etc.
Tropical disease screening
Travellers returned from the tropics will be examined with additional laboratory screening (as indicated) performed aimed at identifying potential tropical disease.

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Before you depart

Travel Health Education
The road to healthy travel starts with travel health education, supported by vaccines and prophylaxis. During your travel health consultation, you’ll be informed of potential travel health risks, and how to sensibly avoid them, optimising your travel experience.
Vaccines
Travel Doctor associates will tailor vaccine schedules to your health profile, itinerary and budget. Travel Doctor associates are all WHO and DOH designated Yellow Fever vaccinations centres.
Malaria
Travel Doctor associates are all experienced in the management of all aspects of malaria including preventative measures, chemo-prophylaxis and disease diagnosis and management.
Personalised Medical Kit
Customised personal- medical kits with individually scripted medication. Tailored medical kits made to order.
Pre-Travel Medical examination
Traveller’s fitness for the journey – the elderly or chronically ill traveller (Pre-existing illness)

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While you’re away

Travel Insurance
We assess the suitability of travel health insurance cover for pre-expositing, age-related and chronic disease.
Disabled Traveller Assistance
Expert assistance with all medical aspects of travel arrangements for disabled travellers.
Telephonic Medical Advice and Referral
Travellers experiencing severe medical problems, can contact our medical centre for advice on self-treatment and potential referral or medical evacuation.
Returned Traveller Examination
Examination of ill returned travellers with suspected travel-related illness e.g. malaria, bilharzia, trypanosomiasis etc.

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When you return

Returned Traveller Examination
Examination of ill returned travellers with suspected travel-related illness e.g. malaria, bilharzia, trypanosomiasis etc.
Tropical disease screening
Travellers returned from the tropics will be examined with additional laboratory screening (as indicated) performed aimed at identifying potential tropical disease.

Clinic Locations

Telephone

Tel. (South Africa): 0861 300 911
Tel. (International): +27 11 888 5505
Fax (International): +27 11 214 9029
E-mail Address: info@traveldoctor.co.za

Clinics

>>  Johannesburg

>>  Northcliff

>>  Cape Town

>>  Stellenbosch

>>  George

>>  Hout Bay

>>  Modderfontein

 

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