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Cyclospora alert for travellers returning from Mexico, Dominican Republic and Indonesia

Since 2015, an increase in Cyclospora cases in travellers returning from Mexico has been reported every year. Reports of Cyclospora infections in United Kingdom (UK) travellers are being monitored by Public Health England, in collaboration with Health Protection Scotland, Public Health Wales and the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland. As of 4 June 2019, [...]

By |2019-06-19T09:51:54+00:00June 19th, 2019|News|

Hajj and Umrah pilgrims and seasonal workers 2019 requirements

The Ministry of Health of the Kingdom Saudi Arabia (KSA) have published their health requirements and recommendations for 2019 Hajj and Umrah pilgrims and seasonal workers. Travel Health Pro, the NHS sponsored travel site, have updated their Hajj and Umrah factsheet to reflect any changes.   Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Makkah (Mecca), in KSA is one [...]

By |2019-06-19T09:49:53+00:00June 19th, 2019|News|

Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo

12 Jun 2019 On 11 June 2019 the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed a case of Ebola virus disease in Uganda. This is the first confirmed case in Uganda to be identified during the Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The patient is a 5-year-old boy from the Democratic Republic of the [...]

By |2019-06-19T09:28:15+00:00June 19th, 2019|News|

ZIKA 2019 update

Three Zika travel-associated cases have been reported in travellers from Denmark and Norway returning from Thailand, and a case of sexual transmission from one returning traveller. Symptoms associated with Zika virus infection are generally mild and most of the people infected do not develop any symptoms. However, for pregnant women and their developing foetuses there [...]

By |2019-05-15T07:42:39+00:00May 15th, 2019|News|

A Norwegian woman has died after contracting rabies from a stray puppy in the Philippines.

A Norwegian woman, 24, was on holiday with friends when they found the puppy on a street. The puppy is thought to have infected her when it bit her after they took it back to their resort. She fell ill soon after returning to Norway and died at the hospital where she worked. Her family [...]

By |2019-05-15T07:41:06+00:00May 15th, 2019|News|

Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD)

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimate that up to 1% of pharmaceutical products in industrialised countries are counterfeit/falsified medicines. The Falsified Medicines Directive is a collaboration of Government, pharmaceutical manufacturers, GPs and other health professionals to help eliminate counterfeit medicines in the UK. Global Health Travel Clinics are now members of SecurMed UK which is [...]

By |2019-03-13T14:25:23+00:00March 13th, 2019|News|

Cruise Holidays and health

Image courtesy of Royal Caribbean International https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships Cruises are growing in popularity, covering a few day or weeks or longer. Cruise populations are generally older than the normal UK population. As a result both the incidences of acute and chronic conditions can be high. The most commonly reported health problems are respiratory tract infections, injuries, [...]

By |2019-02-19T15:43:58+00:00February 19th, 2019|News|

Planning a Gap year?

It's an exciting time planning a Gap Year but being prepared can make sure that your trip is the best and the safest it can be. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have put together a comprehensive document that can act as a great tick list to ensure you have everything covered. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/gap-year-foreign-travel-advice Depending on your [...]

By |2019-02-04T17:13:51+00:00February 4th, 2019|News|

UK Flu levels on 17/1/19- Low

The latest Public Health England (PHE) report published on 17 January 2019, shows that seasonal flu is circulating in the community but remains at low levels. The statistics show that over the last week, GP consultations with flu-like illness, hospital and intensive care admission rates have all increased from 14.8 to 19.2 per 100,000, from 3.54 to 4.75 [...]

By |2019-03-07T11:17:51+00:00January 19th, 2019|News|