Travel Doctor Brisbane

always use a travel doctor in Brisbane.

It is extremely common for travellers to get sick during their overseas adventures.  While most sickness only lasts a couple of days, there are times when it can be life threatening.  However, with proper travel planning you can mitigate the risks associated with getting sick while overseas. http://ubuntumedical.com.au/travel-doctor-brisbane-northside/

In terms of the numbers, there are approximately 600 million international travellers every year.  And it is estimated that approximately 80 million citizens from developed countries will visit developing countries every year.  It is these people who need to see a Travel Doctor to make sure that they are prepared.

Generally speaking a travel doctor will provide the following services.

  • repellents for insects, mosquito nets, antimalarial medication Advice on safe drinking water, what food to eat
  • Safe sex practice while overseas
  • How to minimise injuries while overseas   Advice on what travel Insurance to take out.

What you need to know

It is advisable to speak with your GP to get your vaccinations 6-12 weeks prior to leaving for overseas.  During this consultation, the doctor will give you expert advice about the side effects and health risks of the different vaccines.  They will also be able to brain storm with you about the different ways of preventing the different diseases while travelling.

It is worthwhile talking to your GP about obtaining a heath kit for you to take with you during your travels.  They will contain prescription medications for treating simple travel illness.

Some countries will require proof of vaccination against diseases commonly found in that country.  Make sure to check with your embassy before departing.  Any good travel GP will be able to access this information during the consultation.  Please note that if you are not properly vaccinated you may be refused entry.

If you participated in Australia’s childhood vaccination program, you will be vaccinated against polio, tetanus, diphtheria, perussis, measles, mumps, rubella and varicella.  However, you may require a booster shot depending on your age.  It is always advisable to get the flu shot if it is available.

Please note that some vaccines require more than one dose.  For example, Hepatitis B, Rabies shots requires more than one dose.

Please note that not all conditions are vaccine preventable.  Diarrhoea is common in many developing countries and there is very little you can do to stop yourself from getting it.

 

Specific Advice on Different Countries

 

Indonesia.  It is considered a high danger country for contracting disease.  Recommended vaccinations include: Hep A & B, Flu and Typhoid, Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Cholera

 

Thailand.  Generally a low risk country to visit.  Recommended vaccinations include: Hep A & B, Flu and Typhoid, Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Cholera

 

India.  Is considered a high-risk nation to visit.  Hep A & B, Flu and Typhoid, Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Cholera, Tickbone Encephalitis, Meningococcal Meningitis

 

Vietnam.  Generally considered a low to medium risk country.  It is advised that you vaccinate against Hep A & B, Typhoid and Flu.

 

China.  For those who are travelling to any part of China it is recommended that you get vaccinated against Hep A, Influenza, Typhoid, Tick Bone Encephalitis and Cholera.  Please note that recommendations from you doctor will very much depend on the time of year that you are visiting.

 

Africa and South America.  Yellow fever is specific to these 2 geographical areas.  Meningococcal Meningitis is a risk for travellers in certain parts of Africa.

 

Chances of Getting Sick or Dying

 

 

  • Cardiovascular disease accounts for between 50-70% of deaths
  • Injury and accident account for 25% of deaths
  • Infectious disease accounts for 2.8-4% of deaths
  • If you stay in a developing country for over 1 month your chance of getting sick is over 50%

 

Medication Kits

Mediation kits are highly advisable for all travellers.  It should include

 

Malaria Prophylaxis

Condoms

Medication to Fight Traveller’s Diarrhea

First Aid Kit

 

In general travellers will use it to fight: diarrhoea, gut problems, respiratory problems, wounds and pain.  If you do get diarrhoea that thing to do is to take an antibiotic plus a stopper (e.g, loperamide).  However, you should note that different parts of the world will require different antibiotics due to bacterial resistance.  Any good travel doctor will be able to advise you about this

World’s Biggest Stump Grinders.

With Stump Grinders Size Matters.

Stump grinders come in many shapes and sizes as the particular job they have to do may vary. Smaller stump grinders are the perfect piece of equipment for suburban back yards and can be easily manoeuvred around garden settings and the other plants in the average suburban garden.

Larger stump grinders are often used in forestry or agriculture to clear vast swathes of land that has been clear felled and many large tree stumps remain. These monstrous machines are custom built to demolish acres of tree stumps in a very short time.

The Hurricane Stump Grinder.

The Hurricane stump grinder made by Carlton in Melbourne Australia is one of the larger stump grinders in the country. The Hurricane TRX series boasts a 250 Horse Power diesel turbo engine that drives a 36 inch cutting blade armed with 64 teeth. It weighs in at over 5.6 tonnes and has a circular sweep of 19 feet. One of the greatest features of this tree devouring machine is that is driven through a remote control device that operates at up to 1500 feet away from the unit itself. You can survey the area that the Hurricane is working on from a vantage point and guide it remotely to exactly where it needs to be. Also given the huge amount of debris and earth that the machine kicks up as it is devouring tree stumps, the operator can pilot the Hurricane from a safe distance, unaffected by the masses of mulch that this hydraulic hydra spits out.

The Galotrax 800 Razorback Stump Grinder.

This French built dedicated forestry mulcher has to be seen to be believed. It tears through vegetation with a 765 Horse power engine and weighs in at a little over 26 tonnes. The huge drum is a little under 3 meters in width and is bristling with sharpened teeth designed to rip tree trunks clean from the earth. The cab is completely secure with polycarbonate anti-projection windows and is controlled by a single person. The controls for all the hydraulic actions are through a single joystick for ease of operations. The Galotrax razorback not only shreds tree stumps but can crush stone and mulch forests with ease.

The Bucket Mouth Stump Grinder.

The Bucket Mouth TSG 1000 is the behemoth of all stump grinders. It is driven by a 970 Horse Power turbo diesel engine and it is reputed to have single handedly cleared 30,000 hectares of forest in New Zealand. Recently one was purchased by the South African Forestry Department to reclaim land for agriculture. It can turn over topsoil and dig shredded mulch deep into the ground, revivifying earth for crops. In fact the TSG 1000 will mulch down to 30 cm below ground. The great advantage of this machine is the sheer power that it can generate. No tree stump can withstand the force that this massive mulcher makes available. The Bucket Mouth is also Australian designed and this massive mulch making beast is made to tear through tree stumps like wet paper.

For more information on stump grinding in your local area please contact us at: All Sites Stump Grinding for the cost of stump grinding and quotes