Are you thinking of traveling? If so, we recommend you speak with a GP or travel clinic if you have plans to travel as they can advise you on any immunisations you may need. Please ensure you contact them well in advance to ensure you have enough time to be vaccinated. If you do not have a GP visit the Find a Health Service website.
Information for travellers returning from the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar
Anyone travelling from the Middle East, including returning to Australia from attending the 2022 FIFA World Cup, should be aware of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).
MERS is a rare but severe respiratory illness that may affect travellers to Middle Eastern countries.
It is spread through close contact with camels carrying the virus or an infected person, or by consuming uncooked camel meat or unpasteurised camel milk.
There is currently no vaccine available. Reduce your risk of getting MERS by observing good hygiene practices, avoiding close contacts with camels and avoiding consuming uncooked meat or unpasteurised milk.