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Archive for the ‘travel health’ category

  • Beware the Travellers’ Health Book! Tropical disease diary

    Aug 23, 16 • 4010 views 3 comments

    Beware the Travellers’ Health Book! Tropical disease diary – Uganda travel health advice from the muzungu Or … “How not to do it” This month I have been bitten by Mango Flies and a spider. I have had Malaria and...

  • How to avoid Bilharzia

    Jul 24, 13 • 11791 views 3 comments

    You won’t always get Bilharzia if you swim in Lake Victoria and, if you do, it may take weeks, months or even twenty years for you to show symptoms. Bilharzia (also known as Schistosomiasis or snail fever) can be horrible. You will feel under the...

  • How to avoid Malaria

    Jul 6, 13 • 17742 views 5 comments

    How to avoid Malaria When I was a VSO volunteer, I was given a whole list of vaccinations (15 injections in total!) and a free supply of anti-Malarials, in the belief it was cheaper to medicate me than to repatriate me! I took the anti-Malarials...

  • Ethiopia calling me – from my sickbed

    May 2, 11 • 14262 views 7 comments

    Two days before I fly to Ethiopia, and I’m lying in bed with a temperature. I’ve a bed in Addis Ababa and someone to pick me up to the airport – but I still haven’t got a plane ticket. Some mix-up at the bank. My debit card was...

  • Cholera outbreak in Nam’

    Oct 8, 09 • 6089 views 9 comments

    It’s been raining heavily all day. The gutter is falling off the front of the house (not that the landlord cares) and Eva has a poloneck jumper on “It’s so COLD!” she says, while I sit here in the same light clothes and sandals I always...

  • Advice from Nursie…

    Jan 30, 09 • 1590 views 1 comment

    First day on training course, focusing on health and security, and not sure whether it was nerves or excitement but when I was asked to introduce myself to the group, my mind went blank! I couldn’t remember where I’m going!! A few...

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