The Ultimate Travellers Guide To Malaria And Antimalarials.

Malaria is a potentially fatal tropical disease spread by mosquitoes that is still largely misunderstood by many travellers. This ultimate guide is here to give all backpackers all the information they need to protect themselves against malaria on their gap year and understand the importance of antimalarials. Malaria is an potentially …

Top 10 Health Mistakes Every Traveller Makes.

Every traveller knows that getting all your travel health care needs taken care of before you step on the plane is essential and many do make these all important preparations. Despite this there are so many travellers who still neglect this essential part of the planning process and make fundamental…

What Is Zika Virus And Why Should Travellers Be Aware Of It?

My travel clinic fields a lot of questions about mosquito borne diseases, the most popular of which are obviously malaria and dengue fever, but one very few people are aware of is Zika disease. This article is here to give you all the information you need to know. Zika virus (ZIKV) was first identifed in April 1947 in Uganda, but the first report of human ZIKV infection occurred in 1964, so despite some statements that this is a ‘new’ mosquito borne disease, it isn’t. Zika is prevalent throughout …

15 Common Malaria Myths Debunked.

Travellers appetites for more adventurous and far flung destinations continues to grow every year, and as a result the malaria risk for travellers has grown too. There are over 2000 UK travellers alone who come home with malaria every year, and that is a conservative estimate. With world malaria day once again upon us, it is hard to believe that there is still so much misinformation out there about this potentially fatal disease. This article takes some of the …

Announcing The New Travel Clinic Service.

Following on from yesterdays announcement of the Gap Year Safety Consultation service, and as part of a whole raft of new services designed to make planning and implementing your independent round the world travel dreams easier for you, I am really proud to announce the introduction of the all new Travel Clinic! The Travel Clinic is here to provide all travellers and backpackers with impartial, professional travel health advice before they set off on their gap year or round the world adventure. “As well as being a seasoned traveller with over ten years experience backpacking around the globe, I…