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'Friday, 27 February, 2015'
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'Wednesday, 18 February, 2015'
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'Thursday, 12 February, 2015'
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Welcome to The Travel Doctor (formerly known as Travellers Medical and Vaccination Centre (TMVC)) - experts in travel and tropical medicine. The Travel Doctor was established in New Zealand in 1996, and is one of the largest individual suppliers of travel medicine services in the world. We are able to provide a consistent and high quality service in the discipline of travel and tropical medicine.

The goal of The Travel Doctor is to promote safe and healthy travel. We have up to date international health advice and medical services to those intending to travel abroad. We have staff dedicated to travel medicine including specially trained doctors and nurse specialists at clinics based in Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, and Invercargill. They have post-graduate qualifications in travel and tropical medicine, ensuring they have a good level of knowledge in all aspects of healthcare for the traveller.

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Measles eliminated in four Western Pacific countries

Sunday, 29 March, 2015

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The Travel Doctor Diaries: Episode 3 - Light at the end of the tunnel

Friday, 27 March, 2015
Dr Shannon's experiences of working in the Ebola Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone.
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The Travel Doctor Diaries: Episode 2 - A Day in the Life...

Wednesday, 18 March, 2015
Dr Shannon's experiences of working in the Ebola Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone.
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The Travel Doctor Diaries: Episode 1 - Deployment

Tuesday, 10 March, 2015
Dr Shannon's experiences of working in the Ebola Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone.
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Detailed South African yellow fever vaccination statement

Thursday, 5 February, 2015

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:30 +0000

Political Tension/Civil unrest
On 22 May 2014, the Thai military took control of the government in a coup and imposed martial law nationwide. On 1 April 2015, martial law was lifted across most of Thailand but replaced by other special measures which continue to allow the military expanded powers to enforce order.

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:41 +0000

There is a heightened risk of terrorism throughout Kenya. The terrorist group Al Shabaab continues to publicly threaten to carry out attacks in Kenya.  Attacks could be directed against locations frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers or identifiably Western targets.  Potential targets could include bars, restaurants, nightclubs, markets, shopping malls, educational facilities, sporting events, churches, mosques, public transport hubs, Kenyan government buildings and embassies.

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:37 +0000

There is an ongoing risk of kidnapping in coastal areas of eastern Sabah. Terrorist and criminal groups based in the southern Philippines have in the past kidnapped people from these areas and we continue to receive reports that these groups are planning kidnappings and incursions. Foreigners have been specifically targeted and further kidnappings are likely.

Recent incidents include:

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:30 +0000

Security Advice
New Zealanders who choose to remain in Yemen against our advice should avoid any unnecessary travel, keep a low profile, maintain a high degree of personal security awareness and take all possible security precautions to protect their safety. 

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:37 +0000

International and domestic terrorist groups have conducted attacks in Turkey. Most target Turkish government institutions and security forces however attacks have occurred in tourist areas and locations frequented by foreigners, resulting in deaths and injuries. Terrorist attacks have been regularly carried out in the past in the southeast, and it is possible they could occur in other parts of the country too, including in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, other major centres, tourist areas and along the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts. 

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