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Your Essential Guide to Travel Vaccinations: What You Need to Know

Are you planning an exciting adventure abroad? Whether you’re embarking on a tropical vacation, a backpacking trip through Asia, or a Safari in Africa, ensuring you are up to date with your travel vaccinations is crucial for a safe and healthy journey.

This guide will address some common questions regarding travel vaccinations, including where to get them, which ones are free on the NHS, how to obtain them, and the ideal timeframe to schedule your vaccinations before your trip.

 

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Water Conservation on the Go: Tips for Travelling in Developing Countries

When fulfilling our Wanderlust and experiencing the opportunities to explore developing countries, water conservation should be on our minds. Many developing countries do not have access to clean water, and water scarcity is a pressing issue in many parts of the world. All Travellers should be responsible for minimising their water usage to respect local resources and communities.

Below are some ways we can all conserve water whilst travelling.

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Diseases Every Traveller Should Know When Exploring Europe.

As you prepare to embark on your European adventure, remember that health should be a top priority. Like any other region, Europe has its own diseases and health concerns that travellers should be aware of. In this blog, we will explore some of the common diseases you might encounter while exploring Europe and provide valuable tips on prevention and management.

 

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Exploring the Threat of Tickborne Encephalitis (TBE)

Tick-borne diseases are a growing concern for travellers worldwide, with tickborne encephalitis emerging as a significant health risk in certain regions. As adventurers venture into nature-rich destinations, understanding TBE becomes crucial for safeguarding health and well-being.

Approximately 10,000 – 12,000 clinical cases of tickborne encephalitis are confirmed yearly worldwide. Still, this figure is considered to be significantly lower than the actual total number of cases due to the mild or symptomatic nature of the majority of cases.

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Dengue Fever: Your Guide to Understanding and Preventing The Disease.

Sometimes known as Bone-Break Fever due to the body aches patients experience, Dengue fever has recently become more prominent in the media. In this article, we explore the disease and its prevention.

Dengue is a viral infection caused by the Dengue virus (DENV), transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. About half the world’s population is at risk of dengue fever with an estimated 100-400 million infections.

The highest number of dengue cases was recorded in 2023, affecting 80 countries. This unexpected spike in cases and the ongoing transmission have resulted in a historic high of 6.5 million cases and more than 7,300 dengue-related deaths to be reported.

Several factors are associated with this increase in cases. One factor is the consequences of the El Niño phenomenon in 2023 and climate change, which led to increasing temperatures, high rainfall, and humidity. Another is the fragile health systems in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and political and financial instabilities in countries facing complex humanitarian crises and high population movements.

There are four different types of dengue virus: DEN 1, DEN 2, DEN 3 and DEN 4. All have the potential to cause either dengue or severe dengue, also known as dengue haemorrhagic fever.

With this all in mind, trepid explorers like yourselves should know how to prevent Dengue to ensure you stay healthy on your trip.

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The Impact of the World Health Organisation on Global Travel

As April 7th was both World Health Day and the anniversary of the World Health Organisation, let’s take a moment to learn more about this vital organisation.

In an era where borders blur and journeys take us across the continent in mere hours, the World Health Organization (WHO) stands as a beacon of global health security. Its importance cannot be overstated in this context.

As travellers, we rely on the WHO to safeguard our health and well-being wherever our adventures take us.

Below, I take you through the WHO’s history and explore its vital role in keeping travellers safe and healthy worldwide. From its humble beginnings to its pivotal role during the COVID-19 pandemic, the WHO stands as a beacon of cooperation and coordination in the face of global health threats.

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Sacred Journey to Hajj : 11 Must-Know Tips for Pilgrims

Embarking on a journey for pilgrimage holds immense significance for millions of Muslims worldwide. Whether it is Hajj or Umrah, these sacred journeys bring believers closer to their faith and offer moments of profound reflection. However, amidst the spiritual journey, it is crucial not to overlook the importance of health and well-being.

Travelling, especially for extended periods, can pose health risks, but with adequate preparation and knowledge, pilgrims can ensure a safe and fulfilling experience. This guide will explore essential travel health tips tailored specifically for Islamic Pilgrims.

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Smooth Sailing: Yellow Fever Requirements For Cruise Travellers

Cruises offer an exciting and convenient way to explore multiple destinations in one trip, often taking passengers to exotic locations where Yellow Fever may be a risk to the traveller. Understanding the yellow fever vaccine requirements and recommendations for cruise travellers is essential for a safe and enjoyable voyage.

In this guide, we will explore the specifics of yellow fever vaccination for cruise travel, addressing common questions and providing valuable insights to ensure a smooth journey.

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Malaria: 10 common questions we get asked about Malaria

Welcome to our blog where we delve into one of the most widespread but often misinterpreted illnesses: Malaria. Whether you’re planning a trip to a tropical location or just interested in this global health issue, we’ve got you covered.

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