COVID-19 TESTING is currently available for work or travel requirements. Click here for more PCR test information

The Exeter Travel Clinic (and our Barnstaple site) remain open, but currently not at weekends. Any specific test enquiries should be emailed: Enquiries@exetertravelclinic.co.uk

Due to regulatory changes, we are now using a laboratory based in London. To try and ensure a 72-hour turn-around time we use Royal Mail Guaranteed 9am delivery. We will track the parcel to confirm progress and delivery during working hours. As a result of postal times, tests for those travelling on Tuesdays and Wednesdays may not be back in time

Why do Covid tests cost so much?

Recent changes to the Health and Social Care act brought by Lord Bethell, require all healthcare professionals obtain extra accreditation to swab a nose or throat for travel purposes (the same process school children do at home). This accreditation is hugely expensive and unfortunately, unavoidable.

Please note: we are not part of either the test-to-release scheme, or the day 2 and 8 return home scheme

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Measles, Mumps and Rubella

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

What?

Measles is a virus.

Mumps is a virus.

Rubella (or German measles) is a virus.

How it is caught?

Measles is an airborne disease, spread by coughs and sneezes.

Mumps is a highly infectious disease spread by sneezing and coughing.

Rubella is a highly infectious disease spread by sneezing and coughing.

What does it do?

Measles causes a fever and rash, then cough, cold and conjunctivitis. Complications of the disease include diarrhoea, pneumonia, ear infections and inflammation of the brain.

Mumps causes a fever, swelling and tenderness of the salivary glands.

Rubella causes symptoms akin to the common cold. In pregnancy the disease can cause miscarriage or birth defects.

Can they be treated?

No.

Where is it?

Measles affects about 20 million people a year, predominantly in developing countries, but outbreaks occur in areas where vaccine uptake is poor.

Mumps is commonly found in Asia, Africa and South America, with occasional cases in other areas of the world.

Rubella is commonly found in Asia, Africa and South America, with occasional cases in other areas of the world.

How is it prevented?

Vaccine. Measles vaccine is part of the UK schedule. If you have not had two doses of a measles, mumps and rubella containing vaccine you should obtain this ASAP.

NB: The Exeter Travel Clinic has chosen not to provide the single Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccines.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/...

Type
A course of two vaccines one month apart
Duration
Life

This course of two vaccines one month apart
will cost from

£35*

Appointments: 01392 430590

* Price is per dose, several doses may be required as part of a course.
Children over 12-months
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