ZIKA VIRUS ALERT

At the end of 2017, 2,400 infants with symptoms of a small head and abnormal development were diagnosed throughout Brazil. The panic caused the Brazilian Health Department to make an unusual recommendation to the public to consider avoiding pregnancy! Gradually the facts became clear, and the cause of the syndrome was discovered to be the […]

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DENGUE FEVER

Last summer, I received a phone call from a travelling family who had been in Laos at the time. Their five-year-old son was suffering from high fever, with headaches and joints pain, and they suspected he was infected with Dengue Fever.   Most travellers in developing countries are afraid of malaria – a disease everyone […]

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TRAVEL SICKNESS.

I’m writing to you from a night ferry from Coron Island to Manila. It’s 15-hour ferry ride leaving at 4:30 pm from the island of Coron in Palawan, and bringing us to the big city at seven-thirty in the morning, ending two stunning months in the Philippines. The Philippines is an amazing place, unbelievable views, […]

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