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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Holiday Vaccinations | myVMC

Holidays are about rest and not about hard work

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Prepare before you leave for international travel

A little bit of planning before you travel overseas can make a big difference to your health.

Read more on WA Health website

Travelling with children

Travelling with children can be challenging but a little bit of preparation goes a long way. Here are tips and advice to make your trip fun, safe and stress-free.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Department of Health | Travel Health Information

Overseas travel exposes you to wonderful new experiences, but it can also expose you to potentially serious health risks. Remember your health is your responsibility with a bit of preparation, you can prevent an illness that could ruin your holiday, or worse.

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Prevent mosquito-borne disease on holiday overseas

In some overseas countries, mosquitoes can transmit serious and potentially fatal diseases such as dengue, malaria and Japanese encephalitis. It is important to visit your GP at least 6 weeks prior to traveling overseas to determine any health risks associated with your destination.

Read more on WA Health website

Prevent mosquito bites on holiday in Australia

In summer, a lot of time is spent outdoors but this is also when mosquitoes breed and bite. There is no cure or vaccine to protect against diseases transmitted by mosquitoes in Australia. The only way to prevent infection from diseases transmitted by mosquitoes is to avoid being bitten.

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Travelling with Cancer | myVMC

Travelling may allow you to transcend your illness for a while and view your life more positively, but travelling with cancer is not without risks and difficulties, which you should be able to minimise with good planning.

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Tips for travelling - Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK)

Sometimes your musculoskeletal condition can affect your ability to travel or your travel experience. There are ways to manage this. Find out more.

Read more on Musculoskeletal Australia website

Travel and a blood cancer | Leukaemia Foundation

Can you travel if you have blood cancer? Find out what precautions you need to take.

Read more on Leukaemia Foundation website

Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes in Western Australia

In Western Australia, mosquitoes can transmit Ross River virus, Barmah Forest virus, Kunjin virus and the potentially fatal Murray Valley encephalitis virus. There is currently no cure or vaccine for any of these diseases. The only way to prevent infection is to avoid being bitten.

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