Back to common travel disease menuNON INFECTION RISKS -  in overseas travellers

Although travelling overseas particularly to developing countries poses many potential health threats, it is important to remember that considerable stress will be placed on you by factors such as long airflights, disorientation with time zone changes, unfamiliar countries, roads and cultures. 

A large Scottish study on deaths in overseas travellers highlights this point in revealing that 60% were due to effects of heart disease, smoking or alcohol, 21% due to traffic accidents and only 4% were due to infectious diseases. Jet lag can slow your reflexes for 24>48hrs. It is best not to drive during this period.