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Everything You Need To Know About 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 Yellow Fever, its distribution around the world and to provide some links to ongoing outbreaks. What Is Yellow Fever? Yellow Fever is a tropical disease … 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. There are also other simple, essential precautions that you can take to avoid being bitten, which reduces the risk of you picking up a deadly disease. … 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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The World’s Most Scariest Bridges

If you are not a fan of heights, you may not want to scroll down any further. Most of the time we don’t think twice when crossing a bridge, especially if we are travelling by car. You rarely get too close to the edge to see over the sides, so you feel safe in your crossing. But what about those … Continue reading

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Do I Need A Travel Vaccination For My Holiday?

Have you ever considered that you may require special vaccinations when travelling abroad? If you have booked your next holiday outside of the UK, you may need to be vaccinated against travel-related infections such as yellow fever, typhoid, hepatitis A or B and meningitis. If you are travelling to countries in central Europe, Australia or North America, you are unlikely … Continue reading

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Stay Healthy On The Road To Rio 2016

The 2016 summer Olympics and Paralympic games will take place in Rio, Brazil from August 5th through to September 18th. If you plan on visiting Brazil for the summer Olympics this year, it is important to take note of the following recommendations in order to stay healthy. Brazil is currently experiencing an outbreak of the Zika virus, and in some … Continue reading

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Zika Virus Expected to Spread to Europe

The Zika Virus is set to spread into Europe by the summer according to the World Health Organisation. The World Health Organisation (WHO) have stated that the risk of a Zika Virus outbreak in Europe is likely in the spring and summer, with an overall risk of low to moderate. While this risk varies across the Region, it is higher … Continue reading

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Top 10 World Cities At Night

You may think you have seen the city, but everything changes at night! You’ve spent all day exploring a foreign city, you’ve taken in the sights, the sounds and the local delicacies. You return to your hotel to get changed ready for a night out. Most places usually look the same when night arrives, but there are some places in … Continue reading

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