Travel Health & Infectious Disease

Confused about meningitis vaccines for kids?- know the facts

What is Meningitis? Meningitis strikes fear into the hearts of parents, and rightly so- it’s a medical emergency that can rapidly become life-threatening. Meningitis occurs when viruses or bacteria infect the fluid and outer membranes of the brain and spinal cord.  Symptoms may include fever, irritability, headache, vomiting, neck stiffness and sensitivity to light. [...]

Altitude Sickness: symptoms & treatment

Altitude sickness is most common at 3500 metres above sea level or higher. It  happens because the body hasn’t adapted to the height.  Often, this just results in mild symptoms that improve with rest and time, as the body acclimatises.  But in some cases, it can cause life-threatening problems. Factors leading to altitude sickness: [...]