Australia and New Zealand The health risks on this page pertain to Australia and New Zealand. Food and water The likelihood of running up a food poisoning infection, including hepatitis A, is very small. Insect-borne diseases There is no malaria here. In northern Australia (Queensland) the occasional small dengue epidemic is reported. Direct contact No particular risks. Blood and sexual contact You can contract sexually transmitted diseases here, including hepatitis B and HIV infections, but not on a large scale. Animals Just the incidental case of rabies in wild animals. Fresh surface water Minor local risk of leptospirosis. Prevention If you’d prefer tailored advice make an appointment at a Travel Clinic from KLM Health Services.