Category

News

29/03/2019

What Are The Interactions And Dose Of CBD?

We examine the drug interactions you may expect to see from CBD. Our exclusive breakdown will arm you with the knowledge to use CBD safely. If you haven’t already why don’t you check out our blog on CBD products. But this post will focus on the interactions. Here at Travelpharm we have scoured the market for a CBD oil manufactured within the EU to UK standards and finally stumbled upon Green Monkey. Green Monkey products are naturally high in CBD. We stock CBD oils, a CBD carbonated soft drink and... Read More

29/03/2019

What Is CBD And Is It Legal?

Travelpharm is now proud stockists of a great new product called Green Monkey. Green Monkey has partnered with AVPharma to deliver high-quality pharmaceutical grade CBD products to the UK market. Our range of Green Monkey CBD products includes refreshing Carbonated Drinks, CBD Oil, and a CBD Balm. What Is Cannabis? Cannabis refers to a group of plants typically found growing in warmer climates and there are various different varieties of Cannabis Sativa. One of the varieties, that typically grows in the northern hemisphere, is known as Hemp, or industrial hemp... Read More

29/11/2018
,

World Malaria Report 2018

We have just had the opportunity to digest the latest World Health Organisations report on Malaria, and it makes for some interesting reading. In 2017 there were a reported 219 million cases of malaria worldwide compared with 239 million cases in 2010. Whilst it is great news that we have seen a reduction, it is a stark reminder that malaria is present and the global disease burden is still present. Despite significant amounts of money being invested (upwards of $3.1 billion) in the eradication of malaria, significant progress has not been... Read More

20/08/2018

Hong Kong, Pakistan and Vietnam Hit By Dengue Fever.

It’s time for another Dengue travel update. So what has changed? Travelling to a tropical part of the world? Then Dengue may be a problem for you. We produced a blog some years ago on the disease, how is spread and what you can do to prevent it.  The disease hasn’t changed in this time and neither have the destinations, but the purpose of this is to highlight ongoing outbreaks: Hong Kong The current outbreak in Lion Rock Park.  Lion Rock Park is a popular destination on the edge of... Read More

18/06/2018

Travel Health News Weekly Roundup (June 11th – 17th 2018)

It’s that time again for your Travelpharm weekly health news roundup! We have collected all the latest news articles from around the world to get you up-to-date with all the breaking travel health news. It is always important to do your research when planning to travel abroad. The more you know before you travel, the better prepared you will be once you’re there. Allowing you to enjoy your holiday without worrying about unexpected surprises. The following articles are for 11-17 June 2018. Enjoy! Rabies Vaccinations Its been reported that Global... Read More

Malaria Strains Map 25/04/2018
,

First and Second-Generation Migrants Need More Malaria Education

Immigrants and travellers returning home from visiting friends and relatives abroad (VFR travellers) top the list of travellers most at risk, with over 40% of all new cases being attributed to this group alone. VFR travellers are the most challenging group with regards to malarial education, say anti-malarial specialists TravelPharm, and this World Malaria Day on April 25th should be used to engage communities about the subject. This high rate of malaria among VFR travellers may arise for numerous reasons. It may be that many believe they do not require... Read More

18/01/2018

NEWS: Are You Attending The Sao Paulo Carnival?

Due to the ongoing Yellow Fever Risk in Brazil, we have some advice for people attending Sao Paulo Carnival. Recently the WHO has added all of Sao Paulo state to the list of risk areas in Brazil for Yellow Fever. Cases continue to occur and patients have queued for over 7 hours at drop-in clinics to receive a vaccine. Some clinics have even run out and closed amid the panic. Tourists are being advised to ensure they have received Yellow Fever vaccine before travelling to these regions. February 9th-14th 2018... Read More

17/01/2018

NEWS: Sanofi Reimburse Unused Dengue Fever Vaccines

Sanofi set to reimburse the Philippines Government for unused doses of a new Dengue Fever vaccine. The worlds first dengue vaccine Dengvaxi (CDT-TDV) by Sanofi Pasteur was registered in Mexico in December 2015. It was indicated for nationals living in areas with high disease burden between the ages of 9-45 years of age. The product has passed many clinical trials worldwide and is registered for use with 19 regulatory authorities worldwide. Two of these authorities, Brazil and the Philippines, introduced the vaccine into subnational programmes, targeting approximately 1 million individuals.... Read More

16/01/2018

NEWS: Yellow Fever in Brazil – UPDATE

We have an update on the Yellow Fever situation in Brazil. Earlier last year, we published an article on Yellow Fever which was prompted by an uncontrolled outbreak in Brazil. The outbreak was affecting states including Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Whilst the outbreak appeared to be under control in July 2017, new cases have arisen in Sao Paulo state leading to 4 deaths with another 92 cases currently under investigation. In an attempt to curb the spread of the deadly virus, a mass immunisation campaign is due to... Read More

15/01/2018

NEWS: New Conjugate Typhoid Vaccine Is Awarded WHO Prequalification

WHO to take a big step forward in the fight against Typhoid. An Indian bioresearch company has now been granted World Health Organisation pre-qualification for their product Typbar-TCV.  Typbar-TCV is a conjugate vaccine.  Conjugate vaccines offer longer and stronger immunity over their polysaccharide cousins and its product has been demonstrated safe in populations as young as 6 months. Until now countries endemic with Typhoid fever, which is a bacterial infection caused by Salmonella, have relied on an old polysaccharide vaccine.  The current polysaccharide vaccine can only be used from 2... Read More