Travel Health - Medic8 Health Guide

overseas travel is now an integral part of most people's lives - for both recreation and business purposes. travel destinations are becoming more diverse and quality information is necessary about keeping well during your overseas stay. this section of the guide provides a wide range of information written by medical and health professionals about many common illnesses encountered during overseas travel.

there is detailed information about vaccines that may be required before you leave, including malaria tablets to take to help prevent this debilitating disease. there are also handy tips on compiling your first aid kit, and a list of what vaccines are required for each destination.  

dengue fever

overseas travellers are most at risk of dengue fever which is carried by mosquitoes. this article outlines the symptoms, treatment, and measures to prevent it.

deep vein thrombosis (dvt)

deep vein thrombosis (dvt) is a blood clot that forms in the deep veins, usually in the leg. this article looks at causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

jet lag

jet lag is a common problem with international travel but there are measures you can take to help limit the effects. this article details some of the steps you can take before, during and after the flight to help stay alert.


malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes at many popular tourist spots around the world. this article offers recommendations on how to prevent this serious disease.

motion sickness

travel sickness is a distressing and unpleasant experience. this article gives some practical advice to try minimize it.

quinine sulphate

this medicine is used to treat night cramps, malaria and other infective species. this article profiles the drug and its side effects.

tetanus vaccine

the tetanus vaccine protects against tetanus (lockjaw). this article looks at when the immunisation is necessary and its side effects.

yellow fever

yellow fever is increasing in developing countries, largely due to urbanisation and a lack of mosquito control. this article describes the vaccination process for travellers.

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