Healthy living

Healthy international travel

Each year, hundreds of Australians travelling overseas get serious infections such as:

Many more get gastrointestinal infections that can make them very ill.

These infectious diseases and others are more common in developing countries in regions such as:

  • Asia
  • the Pacific Islands
  • Africa
  • the Middle East
  • Central and South America.

To stay healthy while travelling or working overseas:

Last reviewed: 21-03-2019
Public Health

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