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Traveller’s Diarrhea

Should you be worried about diarrhea? Travellers’ diarrhea is the most common illness that affects travellers. It is easily spread from person-to-person or by consuming contaminated food or water. Travellers’ diarrhea is caused by many different bacteria (including E. coli, … Continue reading

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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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