NEDLANDS: 2/141 Stirling Highway


FREMANTLE: 85 South St, Beaconsfield


NEDLANDS: 2/141 Stirling Highway


FREMANTLE: 85 South St, Beaconsfield

Travel Alerts
We all love to travel to distant and interesting destinations. At times this means we may find ourselves affected by issues beyond our control. Below are a few of the current international health alerts. For safe travel we always advise registering your itinerary on the Smart Traveller website and subscribing to the destination specific alert emails it offers.


  • Nepal – Scrub typhus

    Health Authorities in Nepal are reporting a significant increase in the incidence of Scrub Typhus, with around 135 cases currently being diagnosed weekly. Areas of concern include Kathmandu and Provinces 3, 5 and Sudurpaschim. Scrub typhus is caused by a bacteria called Orientia tsutsugamushi and...

  • Pakistan – drug resistant typhoid fever

    The first case of Extensively Drug Resistant (XDR) Typhoid Fever in Australia was recently discovered in a young child returning to Sydney after visiting family in Pakistan. Typhoid Fever is a Salmonella illness picked up through ingestion of contaminated food and water. There are currently...

  • Nepal – Dengue Fever

    There has been an outbreak of dengue fever across Nepal, including in Kathmandu and the popular Chitwan National Park area. Travellers are advised to adopt mosquito avoidance precautions at all times.

  • South Korea – Hepatitis A

    Nearly 13,000 cases of Hepatitis A have been reported since January of this year throughout South Korea, according to their Ministry of Health. Travellers to South Korea are recommended to have a Hepatitis A vaccine prior to departure and maintain strict food and hygiene precautions.

  • Democratic Republic of Congo – Ebola Virus

    World Health Organisation has declared the current outbreak of Ebola in DRC a ‘Public Health Emergency of International concern’. Commencing just over 12 months ago, the outbreak now appears to have spread to Goma, a large city in the south east of DRC, on the...

  • Burundi – Malaria

    The World Health Organisation is reporting that almost 6 million cases of malaria in Burundi have been recorded this year, with the situation continuing to worsen. Around 1800 people have died since January 1st. A mosquito borne disease, anti-malarial medication and mosquito avoidance measures are...

  • Philippines – fake rabies vaccines

    With a rabies vaccine shortage in the Philippines, the Philippine Department of Health Food and Drug Administration has issued a worldwide warning of the emergence of counterfeit brand named rabies vaccines throughout the country. Initially confirmed for only one brand, recent reports confirm a number...

  • Costa Rica – Hepatitis A

    More than 40 new cases of Hepatitis A are being reported per month in  Alajuela. All travellers to Costa Rica are recommended to have a Hepatitis A vaccine prior to departure and should adopt strict hand hygiene and food and water borne disease avoidance practices....

  • Brazil – Dengue Fever

    The Brazilian health department are reporting 35,000 new dengue cases per week, a significant increase above the average. Although cases are across the country, large numbers are particularly being seen in San Paulo and Minas Gerais. Transmitted by a daytime biting mosquito, insect avoidance measures...

  • Thailand – Dengue Fever

    Thai health authorities are reporting 1800 new cases of dengue fever per week throughout the country, including in popular tourist areas. This equates to nearly 11,000 cases since April. Dengue fever is a daytime biting mosquito borne disease and mosquito avoidance measures are strongly recommended.

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