Loads of great resources to assist you in your travel health consultations, plus th ekey findings of recent travel health reports.

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Welcome to our first Travel Health Bulletin of 2016

This month we look at some useful web pages for use in your travel health consultations that can be saved to your favourites bar or desktop. We also take a look at some health reports published at the end of 2015 and some key information taken from these.


Resources for Travel Health Consultations

It’s the New Year and time to get organised and prepared in clinic for our New Year travellers. As well as our PGD’s, TRAVAX and Travelhealthpro (was NaTHNaC), it is important to have other clinical resources to hand that you can refer to, particularly when when advising complex travellers. Here are some that we use in our Nomad clinics and that you too should find useful:  

Latest Reports

At the end of the last year some interesting reports were published.  Let’s have a look at some interesting points taken from these reports.

World Malaria report 2015
  • The number of malaria cases globally fell from an estimated 262 million to 214 million in 2015. This is a decline of 18%. Most cases of malaria in 2015 are estimated to have occurred in the WHO African Region (88%), followed by the WHO South-East Asia Region (10%) and the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (2%).
  • The number of malaria deaths globally fell from an estimated 839 000 in 2000 to 438 000 in 2015 a decline of 48%. Most deaths in 2015, (90%) were in the WHO African Region.
  • In 2014, 16 countries reported zero malarial indigenous cases. These were: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Costa Rica, Iraq, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Oman, Paraguay, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan).
  • The global burden of malaria mortality is seen in countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Together the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nigeria account for more than 35% of the global total of estimated malaria deaths.
Summary – There has been  a decline in malaria cases globally as well as malaria deaths however most cases of malaria and deaths are still occurring in Africa with Sub- Saharan Africa been the most affected countries. Interesting and great to see that Sri Lanka has reported zero indigenous cases in 2014. Click here to read the report.

PHE Enteric Fever 2014 (Typhoid and Paratyphoid)
  • In 2014, nearly half of enteric fever cases were in adults aged between 20 and 39 years. Overall, these cases were seen slightly more in males than females.
  • London continues to report the largest proportion of cases of enteric fever in England.
  • Increases of travel associated cases of enteric fever are reported in the South West and Yorkshire and Humber with no obvious explanation for the increases.
  • Where reason for travel was known, the most common reason for travel for cases that travelled abroad from the UK was to visit friends and relatives (VFR) and mostly to countries in the Indian sub-continent.
Summary- Cases of enteric fever continue to be diagnosed in the UK. Most cases are seen in the VFR travellers having visiting the Indian sub continent. Click here to read the report


Travel Health Nurse Careers

Nomad Travel are currently looking for dynamic Nurses to join our Travel Health Clinic teams. We are recruiting a full time Travel Health Nurse at our Bristol clinic, a part time Travel Health Nurse at our Birmingham clinic and we also have full time, part time and locum positions available at our travel clinics nationwide.

We are looking for people with excellent communication and people skills in order to provide an exceptional, personalised, holistic travel health service to our clients.

You will receive training from one of our experienced travel health nurses to ensure you are confident in the services we offer both in and out of the clinic. Previous knowledge and love of travel is beneficial but not required.

To see all our current vacancies, click here. To apply for any of the available positions or to discuss working with Nomad, please contact Laura Burke by email or phone 07739 805 634.
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