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Entries from February 2011

Diarrheal destinations

February 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

This week, the Public Health Agency of Canada announced at $55,000 grant to further study the incidence and impact of Traveller’s Diarrhea in the Caribbean. Their target countries of interest are Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, Guyana, Grenada, St. Lucia, Bermuda and Barbados. In my experience, as a busy travel medicine doctor, these destinations are […]

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Distant disasters

February 19th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

When I advise travellers before their adventures, I usually cover most of the usual topics, such as: vaccine-preventable infections prevention and treatment of traveller’s diarrhea malaria, dengue and other insect-borne infections … and lots more, like STIs, altitude sickness, jet lag, motion sickness, etc. Unfortunately, the unexpected sometimes occurs, just as it can back home. […]

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Post Revolutionary Runs

February 13th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The last few weeks in Egypt have been quite tumultuous and historic. As has been mentioned on CNN numerous times, the damage to the Egyptian economy has been significant, and one of the most important contributors to their economy is tourism. Politics often plays a role in the destinations travellers choose. For years, the Inca Trail […]

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Yellow Fever Conundrums

February 6th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Travel health professionals do their best to provide the most up-to-date recommendations for their travellers. But sometimes that can be difficult. For example, it has always been a little bit confusing whether a yellow fever shot is recommended, or required, to travel to Tanzania in East Africa. While the country lies in the traditional yellow […]

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