Holdsworth House travel doctors recognise that Australians are great travellers and some of our most popular travel destinations are developing countries where serious infectious diseases are common, and now with world weather conditions changing, even developed countries are susceptible to risk.
Most people who travel to these countries enjoy good health and don't contract illnesses. But to be on the safe side, you need to think about some simple health precautions.
In many overseas countries, infections such as tetanus, diphtheria, polio, yellow fever, malaria and travellers diarrhoea can pose threats to the unwary traveller.
Each traveller is unique. Your risk of exposure to disease and developing an illness while travelling is determined by several factors:
Your travel doctor can give you advice on the appropriate immunisation to maximise your health protection. Your childhood immunisations should be up-to-date and you may need other immunisations. Some immunisation schedules can take up to eight weeks, so make your appointment as soon as you start planning your trip.
Be sure to see your travel doctor and get the facts about avoiding health risks. Holdsworth House Medical Practice is an Australian Government Approved Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.