In light of the recent Coronavirus situation, Surrey GP Network have suspended all online bookings and face to face appointments, however, we are currently offering Video and Telephone consultations. We advise you to take on all the suggested precautionary measures in order to keep health and we look forward to seeing you in the near future Best wishes to you and your families and friends during these difficult circumstances.

Diphtheria, Tetanus & Polio

Diphtheria is a bacterial disease spread mainly by exhaled water droplets and occasionally through infected skin lesions. It can be fatal if left untreated. Travelers are at risk when mixing closely with the local population in most developing countries. If they are likely to be at risk, travelers should ensure they have had a Diphtheria vaccine within the last 10 years. The bacteria that causes Tetanus is present in soil worldwide and disease occurs when the bacteria gets into a wound or even small cut. The disease leads to uncontrollable muscle spasms and possibly death. Travelers should ensure they have had a Tetanus vaccine within the last 10 years before they travel.

Polio is a disease of the central nervous system usually spread through contaminated food and water. Many countries have eradicated Polio through vaccination although it still exists in some African and Asian countries and cases continue to occur worldwide.