THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE USE
They’re gearing up to play a doctors-only soccer competition in Brazil, but the football-mad team of medicos isn’t about to risk a yellow card for yellow fever.
Teaming with Queensland travel health pioneer, ‘Dr Deb’, Brisbane, the Docceroos will be urging all Aussies heading to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, to get in early for yellow fever vaccination, this Thursday, April 17, 2014.
Visible bleeding, jaundice, kidney and liver failure can all occur as a result of the potentially life-threatening mosquito-borne disease. One-in-six of those infected with the vaccine-preventable disease die.
Aussie travellers to Brazil may be potentially exposing themselves to a range of health risks which should be discussed with a travel health doctor at least six-to-eight-weeks before departure.
To learn more about yellow fever and other travel health related issues, tee up an interview with Dr Deb, Docceroos team members and travellers to the 2014 FIFA World Cup this Thursday, April 17.
TRAVEL HEALTH EXPERT
- Dr DebMills, Travel doctor & spokesperson for the Travel Medicine Alliance, BRISBANE
- Dr Alan Jones, Docceroos founder, team member & GP, BRISBANE
- Dr Steven Doherty, Docceroos Veterans Team (over 45s) captain & Accident & Emergency specialist, TAMWORTH
TRAVELLERS HEADING TO THE 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP
- Leah, 29, second-time traveller to Brazil, BRISBANE
- Mark, 28, soccer fan & first-time traveller to Brazil, BRISBANE
- Cam, 27, Aussie sports lover & world traveller, SYDNEY
PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE WITH DR DEB & DOCCEROOS FOUNDER,
DR JONES @ 1PM ON THURSDAY, APRIL 17 IN BRISBANE
BACKGROUNDER – Yellow fever