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TRAVEL HEALTH PREP

JAPAN RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019

Our boys in green and gold have invested months of preparation, readying themselves for this global event. Be sure not to miss a match! Prepare yourself with our practical travel-health checklist and guide.

Travel Health Checklist

Obtain comprehensive travel health insurance, as:

Japan is more expensive than SA.

A language barrier may necessitate the use of a good medical assistance intermediary.

Obtain a travel-health kit from a reputable travel clinic.

Self-medication for chronic diseases and minor ailments is essential. Language will make it challenging- and our weaker currency expensive- to replace chronic medication.

Remember to bring an extra pair of reading glasses.

Ensure your childhood vaccines are up to date and boosted, in particular:

Measles, mumps and rubella – recent and current outbreaks prevail due to low vaccine coverage.

Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio.

Consider influenza and pneumococcal vaccines if:

You are older than 55 years.

You are a smoker.

You suffer from a chronic respiratory ailment.

Visit Travel Doctor for more information.

Travel Health Advice

Avoid mosquito bites at all times:

Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a viral disease found in pigs and wading birds, occasionally transmitted to humans by Culex mosquitoes.

It can cause death and (in survivors) long-term neurological disability.

There is a small risk of Japanese encephalitis in rural areas, especially the western half of Japan. Mosquitoes present in cities could transmit JE.

Avoid mosquito bites at all times and in all venues.

Report any febrile illness to a doctor as a matter of urgency during your stay in, and after your return from, Japan.

There is no vaccine available in South Africa. (Be cautious of false claims to the contrary.)

Avoid tick bites at all times:

There is a very small risk of tick-borne encephalitis in forested areas of the northernmost island – Hokkaido – not in built-up areas of cities.

There is no vaccine available in South Africa.

Disregard alarmist reports in the press – check your facts with a reputable travel clinic.

Heat stroke is an important concern

Due to high temperatures and humidity

 Drink lots of water

  Check out Japan Info for more information.

 

 

Long-distance travel from South Africa to Japan will predispose one to:

Jet lag. 

Consider wearing graded anti-DVT socks.

Ensure adequate precautions, especially if you have risk factors:

 Deep-vein thrombosis.

Travel Health Checklist

Obtain comprehensive travel health insurance, as:

Japan is more expensive than SA

A language barrier may necessitate the use of a good medical assistance intermediary.

Obtain a travel-health kit from a reputable travel clinic.

Self-medication for chronic diseases and minor ailments is essential. Language will make it challenging- and our weaker currency expensive- to replace chronic medication.

Remember to bring an extra pair of reading glasses.

Ensure your childhood vaccines are up to date and boosted, in particular:

Measles, mumps and rubella – recent and current outbreaks prevail due to low vaccine coverage.

Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio.

Consider influenza and pneumococcal vaccines if:

You are older than 55 years.

You are a smoker.

You suffer from a chronic respiratory ailment.

See the Travel Doctor website more information.

Travel Health Advice

Avoid mosquito bites at all times:

Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a viral disease found in pigs and wading birds, occasionally transmitted to humans by Culex mosquitoes.

It can cause death and (in survivors) long-term neurological disability.

There is a small risk of Japanese encephalitis in rural areas, especially the western half of Japan. Mosquitoes present in cities could transmit JE.

Avoid mosquito bites at all times and in all venues.

Report any febrile illness to a doctor as a matter of urgency during your stay in, and after your return from, Japan.

There is no vaccine available in South Africa. (Be cautious of false claims to the contrary.)

Avoid tick bites at all times:

There is a very small risk of tick-borne encephalitis in forested areas of the northernmost island – Hokkaido – not in built-up areas of cities.

There is no vaccine available in South Africa.

Disregard alarmist reports in the press – check your facts with a reputable travel clinic.

Heat stroke is an important concern due to high temperatures and humidity during the games – so drink lots of water.

Check out Japan Info for more information.

Long-distance travel from South Africa to Japan will predispose one to:

Deep-vein thrombosis

Ensure adequate precautions, especially if you have risk factors.

Jet lag