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Flu season is here!

Flu season is here!

Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory illness. The course of the disease is mostly mild with chills, fever & fatigue being the predominant symptoms. The infection can sometime be serious especially in young children, older persons, pregnant women and people...
Which vaccinations do adults need?

Which vaccinations do adults need?

It’s not only in childhood that you need immunisation to protect you from severe and potentially fatal illnesses. By Glynis Horning 23 January 2023 Covid-19 brought home the need for vaccines throughout life. “They are not only necessary for children, but also, and...
How can you make travel safe?

How can you make travel safe?

Travel Doctor supports the ITIT travel health information app of the University of Zurich in collaboration with the World Health Organisation Get useful travel health information from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Take part in a survey to help detect outbreaks....
To Mask up or Not to Mask up?

To Mask up or Not to Mask up?

In response to the following Business Day Article   Dear Yvonne Sitting on a jampacked (no space for a hyphen) Airlink flight. Aisle seat with Father and 18 month old squashed in between me and the Karoo.  Sweet… Just read your final article.  Eish, that De...
Easter break safety tips for travellers

Easter break safety tips for travellers

Don’t let the excitement of heading off for an Easter break stop you from taking precautions to stay safe on the road and at your destination. Plan your trip: If you’ll be staying at new places, research them online – read traveller reviews about the safest...
Airlines take cleanliness to new  heights

Airlines take cleanliness to new heights

Airlines take cleanliness to new heights. Robots sanitise surfaces in minutes, devices spray electrically charged cleaning mists and seat cushions kill viruses. Travel Doctor comments as seen in Business Day PremiumPosted 23 February 2022 by Yvonne Fontyn Gone are the...
Stay safe from Malaria ?

Stay safe from Malaria ?

Stay safe from Malaria ?   Malaria kills 400 000 people globally, 94% in Africa each year, and in South Africa 10% of the population (4.9 million of us) are at risk of getting it, reports the Department of Health. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe from...