Country profile: travelling to Australia

Shaw, Marc M.T., and Leggat, Peter A. (2003) Country profile: travelling to Australia. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 1 (2). pp. 126-133.

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Abstract

Australia has a well-developed tourism industry and health care system. Despite the precautions recommended in this paper, Australia has been virtually free of local outbreaks of life threatening tropical diseases in recent decades. This paper focuses on health and safety issues for travellers to Australia, especially the special precautions for those travelling to more rural and remote areas in outback Australia. Travellers to Australia should be advised that, in general, Australia is a relatively safe country in which to travel, and it has high standards of health and hygiene.

Item ID: 7212
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Australia; bites and stings; infectious diseases; outback; travel health advise
ISSN: 1873-0442
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2010 03:39
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920404 Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response) @ 100%
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