Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Amy A Neilson

MBBS, BSc, MPH&TM, is Principal House Officer, Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Queensland.

Hepatitis A Prevention in travellers

Hepatitis A is the second most common vaccine preventable infection in travellers. Highly effective vaccines exist for its prevention for travellers from 12 months of age, including last minute...

Rabies Prevention in travellers

Rabies is an acute, almost invariably fatal, progressive encephalomyelitis caused by neurotropic lyssaviruses of the Rhabdoviridae family.

Tuberculosis Prevention in travellers

Tuberculosis is a disease of significant worldwide prevalence, morbidity and mortality. Multi-drug resistant and extensively drug resistant strains, poverty, and co-endemic human immunodeficiency...

Typhoid and paratyphoid fever Prevention in travellers

Typhoid and paratyphoid (enteric) fever, a potentially severe systemic febrile illness endemic in developing countries, is associated with poor sanitation, reduced access to treated drinking...

Yellow fever Prevention in travellers

Yellow fever is a mosquito borne flaviviral haemorrhagic fever endemic to parts of Africa and South America. One in seven patients develop severe, frequently fatal disease characterised by multi...


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