Sussex Travel Clinic

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01273 749100

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01903 254774

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Post Travel Service

Sussex Travel Clinic does not offer a post travel health service. In the event you feel unwell on return, you should see your General Practitioner.

If you have travelled to an area where Malaria is present and you become feverish on return, it is essential that you contact a medical practitioner immediately. You can also present yourself at any Accident and Emergency department. Tell the doctor you have returned from malarial area and are feeling unwell.

Malaria can present up to a year after travel, so be aware of Malaria symptoms, which include fever, headache and muscle pain. Coughing and diarrhoea may also be present.

Local services

The Royal Sussex County Hospital offers a clinical infectious diseases service for returning travellers. To access the service you need a GP referral.

The London Hospital for Tropical Diseases  offers a walk-in clinic for travellers who have returned from the tropics within the last six months and who are acutely unwell with conditions such as fever, bloody diarrhoea or rash. The clinic is open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and travellers can self refer.

Zika  virus (ZIKV)

Sussex Travel Clinic does not offer post screening tests for the ZIKV. If you or your female partner are pregnant or planning to be and you have returned from an area where ZIKV is present and you have any symptoms consistent with the ZIKV; mild fever, joint pain, itching, rash, conjunctivitis, headache and eye pain during or within 2 weeks of travel you should speak to your NHS GP who will be able to arrange testing if appropriate.

Latest ZIKV advice can be found on the Public Health England website.

 

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