As sporting enthusiasts from across the UK jet off to Brazil to support Team GB at the Olympic Games Rio 2016, a University of Nottingham expert in respiratory medicine is urging travellers to remember the basics when it comes to protecting their health while abroad.
Jonathan Van-Tam, Professor of Health Protection in the School of Medicine, said that despite many recent alarming news headlines about mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika and Dengue Fever (both of which are real and important issues), travellers were at least as likely to be affected by illnesses of a more familiar nature.
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