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Travel to Classical Sites - Malaria

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 17 May 2008

The author and journalist Shirley Conran first went on a mini cruise of the eastern Mediterranean hoping to stay on board for a bit of peace and quiet while her travelling companions went ashore to visit the ruins. But she soon found herself drawn to the remains of great cities of the classical world like Ephesus, Pergamum and Troy.

John McCarthy talks to Shirley Conran about her fascination for the vestiges of the ancient world and the pleasures of sailing round the Turkish coast and Greek islands exploring the sites of legend and history.

Travellers going to the tropics should be aware of the potential dangers of the diseases they could be exposed to. Malaria is endemic in more than a hundred countries and Britain has become one of the biggest importers of the disease amongst the industrialised nations.

Polly Patterson talks about her experience following a bite by a malaria carrying mosquito and Professor Larry Goodyer explains what can be done to prevent or treat malaria and other tropical diseases, which are often underestimated by travellers.


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