Travel Diseases

Travel Diseases

Confused about Cholera? Concerned about Diphtheria? Want to know the difference between Dengue Fever and Yellow Fever? Look no further! We understand your need as a traveller for informative, straight to the point advice about every travel disease you have ever heard of, and more. With so many myths and different opinions on certain illnesses, is it really any wonder so many people are confused and unsure how best to protect themselves!? Simply click on the diseases most relevant to you and find out everything you could possibly need to know, so you can have peace of mind you have the knowledge to keep yourself and your companions safe while you travel.

Bird Flu is an infectious disease found in birds, that can be passed to humans.

Chikungunya is an insect borne virus that is transmitted to humans via mosquitoes.

Cholera is an acute infection caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water.

Dengue Fever is a disease transmitted via the bite of a mosquito, characterised by feverish symptoms.

Diphtheria is a contagious bacterial infection that mainly affects the nose and throat.

Ebola is a virus transmitted through bodily fluids, that interferes with blood vessels and coagulation.

Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by oral-faecal contact, either by contaminated food and water or through sexual contact.

Hepatitis B causes inflammation of the liver and is caused by sexual contact with someone who is already carrying the virus.

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and can lead to the virus that causes AIDS.

Japanese Encephalitis can be a serious illness that causes swelling of the brain.

Lassa Fever is viral haemorrhagic fever is an acute illness of 1-4 weeks duration.

Malaria is a potentially fatal tropical disease that's caused by the bite of an infected female mosquito.

Measles shows itself in a rash over the skin, and is fairly easy to contract if you have not been immunised.

Polio, also called poliomyelitis, is a viral disease that in 95% of cases has no symptoms at all.

Rabies is caused by a virus that, among other things, attacks the nervous system and is excreted later in the saliva.

SARS stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and was first reported in Asia, in 2003.

Schistosomiasis is a disease caused by parasitic worms, after your skin contact with freshwater.

Smallpox is a disease caused by the Variola major virus. Some experts say that over the centuries it has killed more people than all other infectious diseases combined.

Swine Flu is normally classed as a pigs� infection, but can effect humans. It shows itself with standard flu-like symptoms.

Tetanus is a serious illness caused by tetanus bacteria that enters the body through an open wound.

Tick Borne Encephalitis is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick, and is a viral infection of the central nervous system.

Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection caused by a germ that normally attacked the lungs, but can effect all areas of the body.

Tularaemia is a potentially serious illness that is caused by the bacterium francisella tularensis found in rodents, rabbits and hares.

Typhoid also known as typhoid fever, is caught through contaminated food and water.

Yellow Fever is a viral infection spread by mosquito bites. It is a serious and often fatal illness.

West Nile Virus is an infectious disease caused by mosquitoes transmitting the virus that causes it.