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How is Influenza spread?

How is influenza spread? Influenza is spread through the air. The virus gets in the air when someone with the disease coughs, sneezes, or even talks. People who breathe in the virus can get sick. It can also be spread … Continue reading

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Altitude Sickness

Travellers can experience altitude sickness at destinations higher than 8,000 feet. It is important to be aware that  the best way to avoid altitude sickness is ascending gradually. Follow the following tips for acclimatization: If you plan to travel to … Continue reading

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Meningitis B Vaccine

Bexsero is now available at Bowmont Travel Clinic. Meningococcal disease is an aggressive illness that can lead to death within 24 hours of the first symptoms. About 1 in 10 of those with the disease will die despite treatment. One … Continue reading

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Do I really need to get Yellow Fever?

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What is Typhoid??

Typhoid Fever is an illness cause by a bacteria called Salmonella enterica.  There is an estimated 22 million cases of typhoid worldwide each year. Did you know that travellers to southern Asia have  a 6-30 times higher risk than for all … Continue reading

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Safari in Africa

When preparing to go on a safari in Africa, the travel consultant must consider a number of factors such as: what vaccines have you had, your personal health issues and medications, what are the medical issues in the country at … Continue reading

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Altitude with a Group

I had a mother call me the other day worried about her teenager going to Ecuador with a group of other teens lead by a very popular outdoor group.  They expected to be at an altitude of 14 to 15000 … Continue reading

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Who should worry about Measles?

The CDC has recently reported 6500 cases of measles in Europe.  Most of them are in France (go figure) but Spain and the former Yugoslavia has reported their share as well. There have also been reported outbreaks in the USA. … Continue reading

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Vaccines and Pregnancy

If you are pregnant and planning on travelling it is very important that you visit a Travel Clinic. There are some vaccines that we never give to pregnant women because of the danger to the fetus.  There are vaccines that … Continue reading

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Are you Still Recommending Gardasil?

Absolutley! And, it is now recommended for boys and men as well. I am not sure why the males were left out when we know that the HPV virus is sexually transmitted and we know that guys have sex. If … Continue reading

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