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‘It’s the simple stuff that works’: Dr Khorshid shares travel health advice

2019 is on track to become the second-highest year for measles reports since 1997.

In many cases, measles and other infectious diseases are brought back to Australia by travelers returning home from a holiday overseas.

With the growing risks of super bugs and other unpleasant infections, Australian Medical Association of WA chair Dr Omar Khorshid is urging travelers to take simple precautions such as washing their hands, drinking bottled water, carrying sand sanitiser and avoiding insect bites when on holiday.

He is also reminding travelers to get vaccinated before setting off on their trip and to follow the medication instructions carefully.

“It’s the simple stuff that works,” he said.

Dr Khorshid joined Karl O’Callaghan on Sunday to talk about the health risks of travelling and how to prevent bringing home the next super bug.

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