The Flu Vaccine

Should I have the Flu Vaccine?

Travellers risk coming into contact with influenza in airports where thousands of people gather from around the globe, bringing their various illnesses with them. The influenza vaccine, (flu shot) is a safe, killed derivative of three influenza strains. It is cheap and very effective against the strains in the vaccine. If you catch influenza it is certainly a holiday stopper and can even be fatal. Would I risk travelling without my “ Flu “ vaccine? No, not when for such a small inconvenience I could be saved from such a potentially dangerous illness.

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How to Bug your Travel Doctor

How to bug your Travel Doctor;

A tongue in cheek look at questions/problems we face.

Dr John Kenafake – Sunshine Coast

Below are some of the day to day questions asked to Travel Doctors.

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Scabies and Rabies

Scabies and Rabies: A personal journey in Morocco

 

She bared her teeth and raced furiously towards me, slobber dripping from her mouth while my wife and I stood statue-still, trying not to look like victims. What are you meant to do in this situation? Turn around? Make a noise? Run? Stand still? Despite my best efforts to not look like a threat, the dog continued to run towards me.

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Ross River Virus Outbreak

Outbreaks closer to home – 2015

Dr Fauzie Le Duc – TMA Member Nerang

Ross river virus is a virus transmitted through mosquito bites that affects Australia and the Pacific Islands.  There is a current alert with increased numbers of infections in Queensland and New South Wales.

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The Kokoda Track

The Kokoda Track

Ann-Maree Smith ( traveller/ patient of the Maitland Clinic )

When an email crossed my desktop early in 2014 and my 37-year-old nephew came on board, it was on. With four months left to departure, we made good use of training in local forests and national parks. Steep hills became loved, like never before. Our favourite climb was 153m, up and down five times, with 12kg in our backpacks. We also went to the gym, using weights to improve strength.

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Equatorial Adventure

A surprising Equatorial Adventure.

Dr. Rowena Sheppard – Goondiwindi

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Alice Springs Family Medical Centre

Alice Springs Family Medical Centre, (ASFMC) was opened in Sept 2006 by myself, Dr Deb Mitchell, and my partner Susie who is the practice manager and the practice nurse, after we both had worked in numerous roles in Central Australia both at Hospital level, and remote health with communities, as well as other mainstream private practices in town.

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Imported Measles Case

A confirmed case of imported measles arrived in Cairns by air on Sunday 12 October 2014 from Port Moresby, PNG. The patient attended Cairns Hospital Emergency Department on Sunday 12 October between 1130 and 1530, and on Monday 13 October, between 1730 and 2030.

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Ebola Outbreak

Ebola Outbreak

According to the WHO as of 5th September 2014, there have been 2105 deaths from Ebola (probable, confirmed and suspected), in 4 countries, Sierra Lone, Nigeria, Liberia and Guinea.

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Cruise Ship Nursing

Stacey Bonser, Registered Nurse, Adelaide

 

Cruise Ship Nursing

After working in emergency and critical care for several years, I spent the next 3 years working on cruise ships as a Registered Nurse for Princess Cruises between 2010 and 2013.With this experience I was able to travel the world and visit over 160 ports and cities in 50 countries.

Areas of the world that I sailed included Asia, Oceania, The Middle East, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Caribbean, North and Central America.

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