Travel Health Notice : Ebola Outbreak in Guinea

Travellers to Guinea and surrounding areas should be aware of a recent outbreak of the deadly Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever. Please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada webpage for more information.

Polio : Serious Risk during Travel

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 without vaccination when the latter is needed . Some travellers may not be aware that Polio virus transmission has not be eliminated […]

Announcement: Statement on International Travellers and Typhoid (Summary)

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 intestinal illness that affects about 20 Million people each year acquired through contaminated food and water. All Canadian travellers should […]

Rabies..What Should Travellers Know about Rabies?

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: Many Carnivores (Meat eating Animals) can transmit Rabies to humans.Dogs and Bats are at the top of  the list as well as Monkeys.Although travellers should […]