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South Pacific – Other precautions

Dr Colleen Lau Food and Water-borne Diseases The same precautions with food and water for developing countries apply in the Pacific Islands:¬†Cook it, peel it, boil it, or forget it!¬†However, it is not always easy to follow these rules at all times during travel. Depending on your trip, your travel doctor might recommend vaccinations for […]

South Pacific – Leptospirosis

Dr Colleen Lau Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that is often misdiagnosed as dengue because symptoms can be very similar. The bacteria are carried by animals (including rodents, pets, livestock, and wildlife), and excreted in their urine. Humans can become infected by direct contact with animals, or contact with water and soil that has been […]

Island Hopping in the South Pacific

Dr Colleen Lau is one of the founding travel doctors of the TMA Perth Clinic, and also works at the TMA Brisbane Clinic. Over the past 3 years, she has travelled around the South Pacific for tropical medicine research projects and consultancies, and has just completed a PhD in infectious disease epidemiology at the University […]