Polio

Polio

What is Polio? Polio (or Poliomyelitis) is an infectious disease caused by the poliovirus. Minor symptoms such as fever and a soar throat and headache, neck stiffness and pains in the arms and legs may present. In more significant cases there is muscle...
Influenza

Influenza

What is Influenza? Influenza is the most common vaccine preventable illness in travellers. This is due to travel in large groups to tourist areas with exposure to people from all over the world, as well as the lack of influenza programs in developing...
Measles Mumps Rubella

Measles Mumps Rubella

What is Measles? Measles is a highly contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Serious and sometimes fatal complications include pneumonia and encephalitis (brain inflammation). Measles is rare in Australia because of the widespread use of the...
Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis

Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis

What is Tetanus? Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis is recommended if you haven’t received one in the last 10 years, due to increasing frequent pertussis outbreaks worldwide. Tetanus is a serious bacterial disease that causes muscle spasms and breathing problems. Tetanus is...
Cholera

Cholera

What is Cholera? It is a bacterial infection that causes painless but profuse watery diarrhoea which rapidly leads to dehydration. Vomiting and leg cramps may also occur. The symptoms are usually mild. But profuse diarrhoea can lead to death if not treated promptly....