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Travel Doctor Library lists various articles on preparation for travel to various countries and the health risks to be considered when entering certain regions.

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

Johannesburg-based travel doctor advises his patients not to put off any plans to fly. After all, says Dr Albie de Frey, CEO of Travel Doctor Corporate, planes have long been safer and more hygienic than most other kinds of travel, from cruise liners to taxis and trains.

WORLD DIABETES DAY 2019

The theme for diabetes awareness month and World Diabetes Day 2019 is Family and Diabetes.

Families are urged to learn more about the warning signs of diabetes and find out their risk of type 2 diabetes. Research conducted by IDF in 2018 discovered that parents would struggle to spot this serious life-long condition in their own children. Despite the majority of people surveyed having a family member with diabetes, an alarming four-in-five parents would have trouble recognising the warning signs. One-in-three wouldn’t spot them at all.

The findings underline the need for education and awareness to help people spot the diabetes warning signs early.