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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.

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 proved...

Rabies kills one person every 10 minutes

RABIES KILLS ONE PERSON EVERY 10 MINUTES Author: Press release from Sanofi Source: Health24   A rabies control report says an estimated 55 000 people die of rabies every year, but most deaths could have been prevented. The global alliance for rabies control says...


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.