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Polio : Serious Risk during Travel

Mar 15, 2014 No Comments

Polio is a serious illness transmitted through contaminated food and water.It affects nerve endings causing paralysis and death. Although practicing Food and Water Safety should be implemented by all travellers , its not enough alone

Announcement: Statement on International Travellers and Typhoid (Summary)

Mar 11, 2014 No Comments

The Public Health Agency of Canada announces the release of the summary of the Statement on International Travellers and Typhoid by the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT). Typhoid fever is a life threatening

Rabies..What Should Travellers Know about Rabies?

Mar 5, 2014 No Comments

Rabies is a viral infection of the human brain and nervous system that is transmitted via a bite of infected canine animals. More information about Rabies is available by visiting: http://travel.gc.ca/travelling/health-safety/diseases/rabies Many Carnivores (Meat eating Animals)

Chikungunya in The Caribbean

Feb 17, 2014 No Comments

According to a recent Travel Health Notice posted by the Public Health Agency of Canada on February 12, 2014 there have been confirmed cases of  Chikungunya in the Caribbean. Chikungunya is transmitted to humans through