Traveling overseas has been a goal of many Australians for generations. While the experience of visiting foreign countries is one not to be missed, the many diseases and health risks of doing so must be taken seriously.
Planning Your Travel
During the planning stage of your overseas trip, take the time to research what specific health risks you need to protect against. Many diseases can be vaccinated against to help you avoid catching them. In some cases, a vaccination is not only recommended, but compulsory before entering a country where a specific disease is prevalent.
During your journey, take care to prevent insect bites, wash hands before eating, do your best to consume clean fresh food and water and avoid contact with certain animals. Making your best efforts to do these things will go a long way in helping you stay healthy.
After Your Trip
As many diseases have a long incubation period after exposure, if you become ill during your trip or up to two weeks after you return home, you will need to see a doctor immediately.
For specific details on recommended vaccinations, eating safe food, medical tourism and preventing insect bites, please visit The Department of Health’s website.
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We hope this information is useful for those intending to travel overseas. We don’t offer travel related medical services but feel it’s important to create more awareness on this subject.
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