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Entries from May 2016

Yellow fever vaccine shortage

May 29th, 2016 · Comments Off on Yellow fever vaccine shortage · Uncategorized

If you are planning a visit to an area where yellow fever is a threat, you should read this. If you are one of my travel patients coming in regarding yellow fever vaccine, please read this! Some key points about yellow fever: as mentioned in the previous post, it is a flavivirus, that is, in […]

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It’s just a virus … a flavivirus!

May 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on It’s just a virus … a flavivirus! · Uncategorized

For most of us, “a virus” is just a cold, a runny nose, a sore throat, a cough, some aches and pains, or if we are lucky, some transient vomiting and diarrhea. When we travel, it may be the same, with the added possibility that you might contract dengue fever, Zika virus, Chikungunya virus, Japanese […]

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Something for your kids or grandkids

May 7th, 2016 · Comments Off on Something for your kids or grandkids · Uncategorized

A bit of a change. Rather than discussing scary new mosquito-borne diseases, like Zika (please refer to my previous post for updates), I thought I would highlight one of my travelling friends and patients. Sarah Kraftchuk   recently climbed Kilimanjaro, but equally important to me, are the lovely and touching and meaningful books she is publishing. I have […]

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