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Recommended Travel App
from travellingwell website

 .. Information to complement the GP consultation.

General Information

Travel Information

Division Information

Resources & Websites

Common Diseases

LESS COMMON DISEASES

WHO YEAR BOOK

TRAVEL DISEASES - Introduction

Travel & disease risk

Various studies around the world have shown illness occurs in between 15 - 55% of all travellers with 11% requiring to see a doctor whilst away. The Quotation below highlights the need for you to be responsible for your own health

"The most important aspect of the prevention of health problems in travellers is health education, not the vaccines or the drugs. The objective of the consultation is to give the prospective traveller enough information to convince him/her to observe precautions even when these may seen unreasonable."

(Guidelines for the Prescriber at Fairfield Hospital Travel Clinic. Vic. - Allen Yung. Feb94)

An understanding of why certain restrictions are necessary is more likely to heeded than a list of do's and don't.


plus - Smart Traveller - government (embassy contact information & lots more)

North East Valley Division General Practice, Victoria, Australia, Disclaimer 
Level 1, Pathology Building, Repatriation Campus, A&RMC, Heidelberg West VIC 3081. .. map
Phone: 03 9496 4333, Fax: 03 9496 4349,  Email: nevdgp@nevdgp.org.au,  
Please note: NEVDGP does not provide an on-line consultation