Home > Lifestyle > Travel health Travel health All sections in Travel Health » Conditions of concern » Modes of Travel » Travel diet and fitness » General Travel Advice » Travel Health News Altitude can be a killer Climbers and extreme adventurers test the limits of human endurance, but less intrepid trekkers often face the same forces of nature Travel health News Warning of mosquito virus gripping travellers Thousands of people are returning from the Caribbean with chikungunya, a mosquito virus that cause fever, headache and disabling joint pain that can last up to years. More in Travel health News Measles outbreak linked to Disney theme parks US government wants airline data to prevent accidents AirAsia crash: What happens to bodies in water? Hippo kills Limpopo man Travel health Bounce back after being sick If you're getting over being under the weather, it can be tempting to put the pedal to the metal on the road to recovery. Here's how to bounce back without risking a relapse. See all Travel health » General travel advice Always avoid mozzie bites Preventative drugs are important in malarial areas, but none are 100% effective See all General travel advice » Modes of travel Airport scanner fun and games How long did the powers that be think it was going to take for pervy airport security personnel to start putting their fancy new full-body X-ray scanners to creative use? See all Modes of travel » Take action Quiz Wilderness Survival Skills » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Assess Test your sun sense » Join Heart to Heart » 8 healthy snacks to fill you Weird things found in airport security Conditions of concern Altitude sickness Altitude sickness, also called mountain sickness, is an illness that occurs when the body is unable to adjust to high elevations. Symptoms of mountain sickness range from a mild headache and fatigue to a life-threatening build-up of fluid in the lungs or brain. See all Conditions of concern » Travel diet and fitness 6 foods to avoid when travelling Sampling new foods is one of the joys of travel. But beware: you could risk your health, or nausea at the mere thought of what you've eaten. See all Travel diet and fitness » advertisement From our sponsors What's this about vitamin B? Independent studies have proved once again that EPO significantly improves symptoms of atopic eczema JJ & Associates offers gents' health– the first medical practice of its kind Live healthier Safety first » Those training for Cycle Tour at risk of flu How to cycle Support the Cycle Tour in style Safety tips for cyclists The Cape Town Cycle Tour is upon us. Here are some tips on how to stay safe. Hit the road » Advice for the long runner Hill training: how to do it Why running is good for you What to wear when you run You do not need a gym membership to run. All you need is the correct clothing and you're ready to reap the benefits.