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Travel health

Summary

Travel health

International travel can pose various risks to health. Travellers may encounter sudden and significant changes in altitude, humidity, microbes, and temperature, which can result in ill-health. In addition, serious health risks may arise in areas where accommodation is of poor quality, hygiene and sanitation are inadequate, medical services are not well developed and clean water is unavailable. Travellers should seek advice on the potential hazards in their chosen destinations and understand how best to protect their health and minimize the risk of acquiring diseases. Forward planning, appropriate preventive measures can protect their health and minimize the risks. It is the traveller’s responsibility to seek information, to understand the risks involved and to take the necessary precautions to protect their health while travelling.

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Doctor

  • Philip Woodland

    Philip Woodland

    Consultant Gastroenterologist

    Experience
    12 years
    GP referral
    Not required
  • Charles Claoue

    Charles Claoue

    Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

    Experience
    33 years
    GP referral
    Not required
  • Daniel Ezra

    Daniel Ezra

    Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculofacial Surgeon

    Experience
    14 years
    GP referral
    Not required

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