Rabies: What You Need to Know

Rabies is a viral disease that affects the central nervous system and is typically transmitted through the saliva of infected animals, typically through bites or scratches. The disease is found worldwide but is most common in regions where domestic dogs are not vaccinated against rabies. Rabies is not native to the Republic of Ireland and…

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Is it safe to travel to China?

Almost three years after the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, on January 8th, 2023, China finally reopened its borders. The point of origin for the Covid-19 pandemic, in the south-eastern city of Wuhan, China had kept its borders all but shut over the duration of the pandemic, keeping visitors out and its citizens in as…

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TMB’s Top Tips for Solo Travellers

Travelling abroad brings with it a set of inherent risks that travellers must always familiarise themselves with before they start their journey. And travelling alone can exacerbate those risks even further if they are not taken seriously enough. While solo travelling is an attractive prospect for many people around the world, it is vital that…

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TMB Reveal Top Long-Haul Travel Destinations for Irish in 2022

Ireland’s leading travel health group, Tropical Medical Bureau (TMB), have revealed the most popular long-haul destinations that Irish people have travelled to in 2022. TMB has reported a rise in demand for travel vaccines this year, exceeding 2019 levels. Thailand Vietnam Indonesia Peru Cambodia India Brazil Colombia Mexico Kenya This list indicates a sense of…

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The Zika Virus: Everything You Need to Know

In February 2016, the World Health Organisation declared that the Zika virus outbreak was a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Though first discovered in 1947, this was the first time the virus had caused such concern within the medical community. Afflicted areas included much of Central and South America, some of North America, as…

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Global Shortage of Cholera Vaccine Supply Puts Travellers at Risk

Ireland’s leading travel medicine group, TMB, says “The newer oral vaccines provide a good level of cover against infection but with limited supplies and having a significant cost they are frequently not available for those in greatest need.” A strained global supply of cholera vaccines has temporarily led to a suspension of the standard two-dose…

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Watch Out for These Symptoms When You Return From Travelling Abroad

Have you recently returned from your bucket list backpacking trip? While most travellers don’t experience any illness abroad, other than the common ‘Bali Belly’, the risk of infection doesn’t stop once you board your flight home. Dr. Graham Fry, Founder of the Tropical Medical Bureau Group, encompassing Nomad in the UK, says travellers returning to the United…

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Watch Out for These Symptoms When You Return From Travelling Abroad

Have you recently returned from your bucket list backpacking trip? While most travellers don’t experience any illness abroad, other than the common ‘Bali Belly’, the risk of infection doesn’t stop once you board your flight home. Dr. Graham Fry, Founder of the Tropical Medical Bureau, Ireland’s leading travel health clinic, says travellers returning to Ireland should…

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