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Cholera update from The Travel Clinic Ltd, Ipswich and Cambridge

In April this year we posted a blog warning about cholera disease in popular holiday destinations including the Dominican Republic.  Cholera causes severe watery diarrhoea.

The latest update from the Dominican authorities unfortunately reports that the worst is not yet over.  By August this year, there had been nearly 16,000 suspected cases with 109 deaths.  New cases are still being reported at much higher levels than normal.

Travellers need to pay strict attention to hand and personal hygiene, and the safety of their food and drinks.  High risk food such as shellfish, ice cubes/tap water, and salad items should all be avoided.  Soft drinks should all be taken from a bottle rather than through a mixer tap in order to avoid drinking tap water.

An oral cholera vaccine is available for anyone concerned that they are at risk of the disease.  Please contact The Travel Clinic Ltd, on 01223 367362 to discuss or book an appointment at our Cambridge or Ipswich clinics.

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Providers of specialist health care when travelling. Vaccines and malaria tablets.

We offer vaccinations to children of all ages, from Chicken Pox vaccines to Hep A/B.

We are available to offer vaccinations and specialst travel advice for the Business Traveller, Back Paker and Holiday maker along with in depth country specific travel profile and risk assesments. All our information is updated daily so that you will receive the latest advice.

We can also arrange blood tests where necessary.

We offer not just travel vaccinations but vaccines for occupational requirements. We can also offer BCG, Shingles and Chicken Pox vaccine, and HPV vaccine.