Mosquito that could carry malaria

Malaria: The Facts

Malaria is a serious parasitic infection spread by mosquitoes. Did you know that it only takes one bite from an infected mosquito to become infected with malaria? If it isn’t diagnosed and treated promptly, it can be fatal.

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Infected tick, lyme disease

The 6 Most Deadly Diseases You Can Catch While Travelling the World

Travelling far and wide appeals greatly to a huge variety of people, regardless of race, religion, age, or gender.  As humans, we are naturally inquisitive and many thrive off adventure and new challenges.  Therefore, many of us are attracted to …

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Blood-sucking mosquito on person's skin

Mosquitoes: Top Tips for Staying Bite-free this Summer!

With hot and humid weather descending on the UK, mosquitoes and plenty of other nasty bugs begin to multiply and thrive.  Whilst mosquitoes here do not carry any dangerous diseases, their bite can be irritating, itchy and painful so is …

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5 top tips to avoid stomach bugs when travelling

Even the most seasoned of travellers will agree, at some point whilst travelling it is inevitable that you will pick up a stomach bug. Symptoms to look out for include diarrhoea, cramps and bloating, nausea and vomiting, fever, headache and …

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Zika virus mosquito on magnifying glass showing close up of disease

Zika Virus: All You Need to Know

At present, there is a Zika Virus outbreak spreading its way through South and Central America, with the worst affected area in Brazil, with an estimated 1.5 million cases reported country-wide. (source: CDC) The disease itself is most problematic in …

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Thailand: Avoid the world’s deadliest creature!

So what is the world’s deadliest creature? The shark? The snake? The crocodile? Wrong! The world’s deadliest creature by far is the mosquito! These insects are vectors for many deadly diseases. There are vaccines available for some of these diseases, but sadly not all – …

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Chikungunya fever, artists impression

Chikungunya fever: Signs, symptoms and what to do

Chikungunya fever is a viral disease transmitted via bites from infected mosquitoes. The disease has been identified in parts of Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia. At present, the Caribbean and Central America are experiencing a number of outbreaks. The illness …

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Bed covered by a mosquito net and hammock in a hut

Mosquito nets for the tropics

If you are backpacking around the tropics, a good quality mosquito net is a vital item to add to your packing list. Many low budget hostels and hotels abroad do not have air conditioning or provide mosquito nets for guests. It …

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