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New Changes To Malaria Guidelines

Here at TravelPharm, we are always on the look for new guidance to support our customers with their travel plans. Today has seen the publication of the latest UK malaria prevention guidelines. These guidelines published by the ACMP are just one of many tools we use to help our patients. The Changes: “This 2017 update of the guidelines include the … Continue reading

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Why Do People Celebrate Diwali?

Every year, millions of people around the world come together to celebrate Diwali. Depending on where you live, you might have never come across the celebration of Diwali first hand. In the UK, the most prominent public celebrations take place in London and Leicester. But what is this festival all about? Why is it so important to those who celebrate it? … Continue reading

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UK Vaccine Shortages

Across the UK there are currently some major vaccine shortages of which are causing disruption for patients wishing to have NHS or private vaccinations. Uh-oh, vaccine shortages! You may think that vaccines are only given by your GP at the local GP surgery but you are incorrect!  Many pharmacies and private clinics provide vaccines and people use these clinics because … Continue reading

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Help Support The East Africa Famine Appeal

Travelpharm is proudly helping to sponsor and support the East Africa Famine Appeal. The Namdhari Sikh Sangat UK are working with the Namdhari Sangat East Africa as part of the East Africa Famine Appeal The Nairobi Sangat have already reached out to remote villages and provided 30 tonnes of supplies in April (2017)  to provide food, water and aid to … Continue reading

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Staying Water Safe On Your Travels

The choice can be bewildering, and you may even think what’s the point? World travel presents many issues and getting access to safe and reliable clean water sources is a major issue for locals and travellers alike. Usual guidance suggests you should avoid tap water. The logical step is to stick to bottled water, but how clean is the bottled … Continue reading

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Travelling & Understanding Yellow Fever

Are you travelling to a country that puts you at risk of contracting yellow fever? I recently attended an update for my Yellow Fever training and felt it appropriate to write a little something about travelling and Yellow Fever, its distribution around the world and to provide some links to ongoing outbreaks. What Is Yellow Fever? Yellow Fever is a … Continue reading

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Choosing The Right Insect Repellent

Insect repellents are available in various forms and concentrations. Many skin preparations are available, mostly containing di-ethyltoluamide (DEET). DEET has been proven to be the most effective in preventing mosquito bites so it is the repellent of choice in areas with diseases such as malaria and dengue. For those allergic to DEET, alternatives include Dimethyl Pthalate (contained in ‘shoo’) or … Continue reading

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How To Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites

Biting insects & mosquitoes can spread diseases such as Malaria, Yellow fever, Dengue fever, Japanese Encephalitis and West Nile Virus. There are a range of malaria tablets available to help treat and prevent Malaria. But did you know that there are also other simple, essential precautions that you can take to avoid being bitten, which reduces the risk of you … Continue reading

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5 Essential Travel Accessories You Must Pack

Getting the balance between travelling light and packing the essentials can be difficult. When travelling abroad you want to ensure that you have packed everything you need for a comfortable journey. While there are some items that you will be able to replenish or pick up on the way, there are some items that might not be readily available to … Continue reading

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How To Buy Anti-Malaria Tablets Online Safely

Have you ever wanted to buy your prescription travel medicines online? For years the process of buying your travel medicines has meant that a trip to your doctors was required every time. But things have changed over recent years and now it is more convenient and cheaper than ever to buy your medicines online! Travelpharm offer an Online Consultation service … Continue reading

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