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October 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on Potpourri · Uncategorized

I was 14 years old when JEOPARDY! first appeared on TV. I was a regular, and my favourite category, aside from Sports, was Potpourri. Today’s blog, after another sabbatical, is some potpourri. Travel medicine continues to be plagued by vaccine shortages… not just for yellow fever, but also typhoid, Twinrix (hepatitis A and B) and […]

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Vaccine envy

June 12th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Let me return to something I mentioned previously in the post entitled Travel meeting tidbits. We have a few vaccine-preventable ┬áinfectious diseases that are very rare in travellers, though have a high impact (i.e. can make you very sick and die if you get it) and for which the vaccines are exceedingly expensive. Japanese encephalitis […]

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The Low Risk Traveller

June 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

In this field, we tend to fuss more over the “high risk” traveller, that is, the one who resembles Indiana Jones. That might be someone going to the middle of nowhere for a long period of time to pursue risky pursuits in spite of their complicated medical problems. Personally, I find these ones easy to […]

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