Personal Protection Measures

against mosquitoes, ticks, and other arthropods

One of the most important topics is how to protect yourself from bites from mosquitoes and other arthropods. Arthropod-associated diseases are a major cause of morbidity in travellers.

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Simple suggestions for Personal Protection

against mosquitoes

We strongly recommend you take advantage of the funded visit with our Practice Nurses to better understand your risk, and ensure you are aware of all the options that exist for personal protection.

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What Caused This Bug Bite?

The form an insect bite takes depends on what type of bug bit you. Take a look at the photos to help identify which insect may have caused your bug bite.

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Travellers’ Diarrhoea

The commonest health complaint that International travellers have is Traveller’s Diarrhoea, affecting anywhere from 30 – 80% of travellers every year. The risk is global, not just when visiting developing countries.

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Gastro Kit Instructions

(South East Asia)

Symptoms and how to create a gastro kit for travellers’ diarrhoea.

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Gastro Kit Instructions

(Other than South East Asia)

Symptoms and how to create your own gastro kit.

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Travellers Diarrhoea: A Guide on Safe Food for Travellers

How to avoid illnesses caused by unsafe food and drink and what to do if you get diarrhoea.

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Travellers’ Diarrhoea: Global Risk for TD

This map shows the risk areas for Travellers’ Diarrhoea – low, intermediate and high.

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Hepatitis A, countries or areas at risk

This map shows countries with moderate to high risk for Hepatitis A.

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Typhoid Fever – Global burden

This map shows the global burden of typhoid fever including low, medium and high risk areas.

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More in depth information

Evidence based review on the topic for Travellers’ Diarrhoea by Dr Deb Mitchell