Do I really need a post travel health check when I return?

 

You should have a post-travel check-up if you are suffering any of the following conditions within a few months of your return from overseas.

 

  • Persistent diarrhoea

  • Stomach pains

  • Dark coloured urine

  • Skin rashes or lumps

  • Persistent cough

  • Head aches

  • Joint pain

 

Fevers: Fevers can be particularly serious if you have visited a malaria prone country, even if you have taken malaria prevention medication.

 

Tropical diseases and parasite infestations are best treated early. Some can be fatal if left untreated.

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Wollongong  NSW  2500

Phone  02 4229 4533

Fax       02 4229 9297

reception@marketstmedical.com.au

Important numbers

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Radio Doctor 02 4228 5522

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