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Common travel-related illnesses and how to prevent them

Amish Patel - May 6, 2023 - 0 comments

If you’ve never been to a Travel Clinic, it’s a great one-stop-shop to handle all travel-related health issues. Schedule a consultation with a travel medicine specialist at least 6 to 8 weeks before at any travel clinic in London such as Intrigue Health that provides fit-for-travel certificates. Travel Clinics provide travel vaccinations, antimalarial medication, travel diarrhoea medication, and great personalised advice on how to prevent getting common travel-related illnesses. 

How to Prevent Common Travel-Related Illness

Preventive vaccinations and medication such as antimalarials are necessary if you’re travelling to high-risk countries such as Asia, Africa, and parts of South America.

When travelling to countries that still have cases of mosquito-transmitted diseases, you should follow a strict routine to prevent getting mosquito bites.

You should also get into the habit of washing your hands frequently with soap to wash away harmful germs to prevent illness caused by viral and bacterial infections.


Traveller’s Diarrhoea

Most cases of traveller’s diarrhoea are acquired by consuming contaminated water and food. The best way to prevent this illness is to eat clean food and water and wash your hands frequently.

Hepatitis A

Travellers usually get Hepatitis A from consuming contaminated water and food. The best way to prevent Hepatitis A is by drinking filtered water and eating in clean restaurants.


Malaria is a life-threatening disease spread to people by certain types of mosquitos that typically live in tropical and subtropical areas. By following a few simple steps to prevent getting mosquito bites and by taking antimalarial medication, you can reduce your chances of getting malaria.

Typhoid fever

This bacterial illness spreads through contaminated water and food and or by close contact with an infected person. Getting a vaccination from a travel vaccine clinic before you travel to a high-risk area is the best form of protection.

Other common illnesses include:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Dengue fever
  • Yellow fever
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Rabies

Apart from Dengue fever which has no vaccine, you can get protection from these common travel illnesses with a jab from your local Intrigue Health travel clinic.

Find an Intrigue Health Travel Clinic Near Me….

Intrigue Health Travel Clinic in South London offers a wide range of travel-related health services, from travel vaccinations to personalised travel health advice, we provide it all.

You can find Intrigue Health travel clinics if you live in or near Longfield, Kent, Gravesend, Dartford, and Bexley.

Click here to book an appointment with us.

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