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Malaria

17/07/2019

Everything You Need To Know About Climbing Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro Soon? Don’t forget about Malaria, Altitude Sickness and Water! Climbing Africa’s highest mountain is not an easy feat. Mt Kilimanjaro is found in Tanzania and is 5895m (19340ft) above sea level. Every year nearly 16,500 climb hike to the summit. Most make it but many don’t carry on reading to find out why! Fact: Did you know that Mount Kilimanjaro is comprised of 3 dormant volcanic cones  Where Is Mount Kilimanjaro? Kilimanjaro is located in the Kilimanjaro National Park close to the border of Tanzania and Kenya. It... Read More

29/11/2018
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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

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
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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

13/03/2017

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 tropical disease spread by mosquitoes and is found in sub-Saharan Africa and South and Central America.  It is not found in Asia and I will touch on this again shortly.... Read More

30/01/2017

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 is 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 picking up a deadly disease? KNOCK DOWN PRODUCTS: Use mosquito and insect killing or “knock down” products in the bedroom. Regular use of these products is necessary so that the... Read More

18/10/2016

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 to make it simple and convenient for you to get hold of your anti-malaria tablets without having to book a visit with your doctor. Our online consultation service means that... Read More

22/02/2016

How To Stop Malaria Ruining Your World Adventure

You have saved and worked hard for this holiday, don’t let malaria ruin in. If you are visiting a country that has a risk of malaria, then it is important to take the necessary precautions so you do not pick up the disease when travelling. The last thing you want is to have planned and saved for the journey of a lifetime, only to be struck down by malaria because you failed to take the right precautions. There is a range of anti-malaria tablets available on the market, and the... Read More

22/09/2015

Understanding Dengue Fever

If you are planning any long haul trip to the tropics or sub-tropics, the chances are you’ve sensibly done a lot of research into malaria and antimalarials in the region you plan to visit. But have you thought about Dengue fever? It certainly sounds like an illness but what EXACTLY is it? And more importantly, how can you prevent it? What is Dengue Fever? It is a viral infection spread most commonly by the bite of infected A. Aegypti and A. Albopictus mosquitos. It is widespread in hot, humid climates where... Read More

02/06/2015

How to find the right insect repellent for your journey

Nobody likes being bitten by mosquitos. Bites are itchy, unsightly and sometimes downright painful. In Europe, on the whole, mosquitos are more irritating than dangerous. But in some parts of the world mosquitos can do far more damage than the bite visible on the skin as they can transmit serious illnesses such as Malaria and Dengue Fever. In such cases, prevention is better than cure and adequate bite avoidance is crucial to avoid getting ill. Check out our malaria risk map to find more information about the risks and recommended prevention... Read More