Ask the Experts: What Are Some Common Travel Illnesses?

Q: My family is about to embark on a year-end holiday. What are some common travel illnesses we should look out for?

A: Some common travel illnesses to look out for include influenza, or the flu, and gastroenteritis. These illnesses can occur when travelling to colder climates as viruses multiply more easily and survive longer in cold environments. They can also occur when there is a seasonal flu outbreak or food or surface contamination.

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