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Access Africa

Crohn's and Colitis UK

Information for people travelling with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis.

Foreign & Commonwealth Office Travel Advice

Foreign & Commonwealth Office Travel Checklist

Travel Health Pro

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    TravelHealthPro is the website comprising the travel health resourceshe National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) funded by the Department of Health for England.

World Health Organisation International Travel and Health

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    A detailed book giving formal WHO advice for travellers and yellow fever certificate requirements for immigration purposes.

Country by Country Destination Guide

Ecologically Friendly Travel

The Lone Traveller

Academic Unit of Respiratory Medicine (A High Altitude Resource)

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    This website is written by UK doctors and aims to provide information about high altitude and its effects on the body.
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    Individuals who may have had severe respiratory problems at altitude may wish to register on a research database.

Immunisation Scotland

International Society of Mountain Medicine

International Association for Assistance for Travellers

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    Provides contact details for English speaking doctors in various countries who are willing to see travellers.

Frontier Medical

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    This group specialises in medical support for companies and has 'remote site' medical personnel in various parts of the world.

Mobility International

Parkinson's UK

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

The South African National Travel Health Network (SaNTHNet)

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    Up-to-date official information on health risks/precautions and outbreaks of note in South Africa.

UK National Kidney Federation

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    This is an excellent resource for kidney patients and their family/carers. The site contains a wealth of information for those planning a holiday including advice for those on haemodialysis and transplant patients.

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