Going Abroad? Depending on where you are traveling to, there are a range of precautions that you should take. Diseases that are unknown in Europe can be endemic in other parts of the world. Make sure you have the right vaccinations before you go. Many preventative measures are available on the NHS while others can be obtained at private travel clinics. Protect yourself against infections such as malaria, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B as well as yellow fever and rabies. If you are going to the developing world it’s a good idea to take a medical kit with you.
Thinking about your travel vaccinations and health and will save you time, money and might even save your life. Experienced traveller and filmmaker, Tom Jenkinson, shares his experience of staying healthy abroad and what needs to go in your medical kit.
After contracting Malaria in Ghana, anti-malaria campaigner Alex Carter witnessed the death of a child from the disease. Malaria can be prevented through the use of bed nets and malaria prevention tablets. Find out about prevention and treatment here.
750 million people around the world contract malaria every year, including 30,000 travellers to tropical countries. If you are planning a trip abroad then make sure you know the facts about malaria prevention, and what the symptoms of Malaria are.
There are many ways to protect yourself from tropical diseases like yellow fever and malaria, which are spread through mosquitoes infected with the disease. Vaccinations and taking antimalarials will help, but one of the best malaria prevention techniques is to prevent mosquito bites. In the following film, experienced traveller, Tom Jenkinson, demonstrates how to protect against mosquito bites whilst travelling in high-risk countries.
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