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Most travellers should seek medical advice at least four weeks before departure. For those going to live or work overseas they should seek advice 6 months...


"Altitude Sickness" refers to the group of illnesses due to exposure to high altitude, especially those consequent to exposure to reduced oxygen pressure, (hypobaric hypoxia).


Hepatitis A is a viral liver disease that can cause mild to severe illness. Globally, there are an estimated 1.4 million cases of hepatitis A every year.


Hepatitis B is irritation and swelling (inflammation) of the liver due to infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV).


The risk of a clot or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) after long plane flights is extremely low, but it can be a serious medical problem. The media has dubbed this condition "economy class syndrome".


Meningitis is a disease caused by the inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord known as the meninges.


Tetanus is an infectious disease caused by contamination of wounds from the bacteria Clostridium tetani, or the spores they produce that live in the soil, and animal feces.

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