Professor Rick Speare

Professor Rick Speare MBBS, BVSC, PhD, FAFPHM, FACTM is a public health physician specialising in tropical diseases.

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From vaccinations to aircraft seating, there are many critical issues to consider. ZIKA has put the pregnant traveller in…
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TRAVELLERS may worry about terrorism, and the number of terrorist attacks have increased. The latest US Department of State…
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THE joy of discovering new pathogens! Zika virus (ZIKV) was found in Uganda, when on 20 April 1947 a rhesus monkey (an Asian…
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Travel Bug: Patients travelling abroad to receive stem cell therapy may unwittingly pick up infection. I AM writing this…
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It’s a little-discussed topic in the context of travel but Legionella bacteria lurk in developed countries. “NEVER seen an…
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BILL* has a fever (37.9°C), a productive cough and basal rales on the right.  He is 56, obese, a heavy smoker and returned…
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A HOLIDAY of a lifetime! The big five in Serengeti, Arabian delights in Zanzibar and, now, just about to trek up Mount…
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