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Pandemic Influenza

Influenza is a common infection in travellers. All travellers should be immunised against influenza provided there are no contra-indications. Please check prescribing guidelines.


Measles

Many measles outbreaks occur when travellers become infected while overseas and then spread the virus when they return to Australia. Travellers should know their measles immune-status. Unless there is a history of confirmed measles in the past, or documentary evidence of two measles vaccinations, then measles vaccination is recommended for all travellers, providing there are no contra-indications to having the vaccine.


Hepatitis A

Vaccination recommended for protection against disease.


Hepatitis B

Concerning hepatitis B vaccination: even if it is not included in the country recommendation below, certain activities (e.g. sexual contact, some sporting activities, tattoos, skin piercing, health care work and others) may place the traveller at risk of hepatitis B irrespective of the prevalence of hepatitis B in the countries to be visited, so an individual assessment of risk for all travellers should be undertaken.


Cholera

There may be a risk of cholera on your journey. Severe illness due to cholera is rare in travellers. For most traveller’s safe food and water precautions alone usually are enough to prevent cholera. The following are at higher risk of cholera and should consider cholera vaccination more strongly: health care and aid workers likely to have close contact with the local population; persons travelling or working in rural areas of a cholera endemic country who may be in a remote location away from reliable medical care; those more likely to acquire infection (e.g. achlorhydria); those with significant cardiovascular disease, poorly controlled or complicated diabetes, immunosuppression including HIV/AIDS, inflammatory bowel disease.


Typhoid

Vaccination recommended for protection against disease.


Japanese Encephalitis

Is seasonal.


Malaria

Chloroquine & Antifolate (eg Paludrine, Fansidar) resistant malaria.
Short stay prophylaxis - Doxycycline 100mg daily OR Mefloquine (Lariam) 250mg weekly OR Malarone 1 tablet daily.