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Covid-19 or Corona Virus antibody testing

Covid-19 antibody test detects whole blood serum levels of IgM and IgG antibodies following an infection. The antibody development varies by patient and can take 4-23 days. IgM antibodies are less specific than IgG antibodies as these are faster to develop compared with more specific IgG antibodies.  There are a number of tests have been developed and are specific to Covid-19 IgM/IgG antibodies. [...]

By |2020-07-03T21:53:29+00:00July 3rd, 2020|News|

OUTDOOR AIR QUALITY INFORMATION

OUTDOOR AIR QUALITY INFORMATION New content has been added to Travel Health Pro regarding the quality of air at country level. This obviously affects anyone travelling who has any respiratory disease or risk. Global Health Travel Clinics offer advice to travellers visiting certain locations. Last November we issued warnings to travellers going to Delhi, India [...]

By |2020-02-12T10:00:02+00:00February 12th, 2020|News|

COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (2019-NCOV))

COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (2019-NCOV)) The advice offered is the current advice on 12/2/20. This is basic information to help prevent infection and spread of the infection. Circumstances are changing rapidly, and the latest advice should always be sought. See https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/ Advice for travellersTravellers should take precautions in order to minimise the risk of transmission including: [...]

By |2020-02-12T09:58:46+00:00February 12th, 2020|News|

Insect and tick-borne diseases require a bite prevention strategy

Many travellers believe they are fully covered against disease once they are vaccinated for their holiday. If visiting a malaria zone, travellers will be provided with anti-malarial tablets. However even with Malaria the advice does not stop there. Additionally, there are several other diseases which are also spread by insects including ticks which are not [...]

By |2020-01-07T13:07:12+00:00January 7th, 2020|News|

Measles outbreak in Pacific Islands, possible entry restrictions

An outbreak of measles is currently affecting several islands in the Pacific. Travellers should check for possible new entry requirements. Islands including American Samoa, Solomon Islands, Republic of Marshall Islands and Tokelau have introduced new entry requirements for certain travellers to demonstrate history of vaccination or immunity to measles. Measles is a highly infectious viral [...]

By |2020-01-07T12:29:41+00:00January 7th, 2020|News|

Dengue Fever Update December 2019

Dengue is a mosquito spread virus commonly found in urban and semi-urban tropical areas of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America and the Pacific Islands. Dengue is a mosquito spread virus commonly found in urban and semi-urban tropical areas of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America and the Pacific Islands. Risk [...]

By |2019-12-14T13:41:22+00:00December 14th, 2019|News|

Diphtheria cases in Scotland

Two people were recently treated for Diphtheria in Lothian/Edinburgh, Scotland. This is despite the area having a childhood vaccination rate of 98%. Both patients had recently been travelling. At Global Health Travel we follow TravelhealthPro/NHS guidelines and if required provide DTP as one of the core travel vaccinations, if required following consultation. Diphtheria is a [...]

By |2019-12-09T13:08:32+00:00December 9th, 2019|News|

NHS post exposure Rabies and Immunoglobulin Service (RIgS) at Colindale

Occasionally we receive calls from patients who contact their GP practice about a post exposure rabies risk, but are not managed urgently and in some cases are referred back to a travel clinic or A&E. We have contacted Public Health England (PHE), Rabies and Immunoglobulin Service (RIgS) at Colindale to determine the correct process. They [...]

By |2019-12-09T13:00:50+00:00December 9th, 2019|News|

Meningitis B 1/12/19

Meningitis B There has been a recent death at Bath Spa University. Additionally, a local Surrey school had a near death experience with a student, which is a suspected case of Meningitis B. As part of our wider health vaccine service Global Health we stock meningitis B vaccines for those not covered by NHS vaccination [...]

By |2019-12-09T12:54:37+00:00December 9th, 2019|News|

Yellow Fever Update for patients over 60

Patients should visit a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre, such as Global Health, if planning a trip to a country where yellow fever may be a risk. There are several contraindications and precautions to yellow fever vaccine that need to be considered prior to administering the vaccine. Yellow fever vaccine should be given only (subject to [...]

By |2019-12-09T12:41:44+00:00December 9th, 2019|News|