Thailand Vaccines and Travel Health Risks

Thailand is one of the most popular destination for Canadian travellers especially younger travellers.Thailand has cultural and geographical diversity which makes it unique.Most Travellers to Thailand visit the popular tourist destinations in Thailand like Bangkok, Chiang Mai and the Islands(Phuket, Ko Phi Phi and Ko Samui).Taking Malaria prophylaxis is very important for travellers to certain parts […]

Picaridin and Permethrin

Most travellers are aware of DEET which is widely available , safe and has been used as a repellent for many years.Recently a new  repellent , Picaridin , has emerged as a conventional insect repellent which highly effective and has some advantages over DEET. Picaridin is less irritant than DEET, has minimal chemical pungent smell […]

Measles Update

Measles vaccine (available in the form of MMR along with Mups and Rubella) is given in Ontario routinely in 2 doses; on or after the first birthday and at 4- 6 years old to everybody. Recently, there have been outbreaks in North America. Measles is a very contagious serious illness especially among women of child-bearing […]

Ebola Update

Ebola Virus Disease Update New information for August 8, 2014: According to WHO, 68 new cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and 29 deaths have been reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone between August 5 and August 6, 2014, as follows: Guinea, 0 new cases and 4 deaths; Liberia, 38 new cases and 12 […]

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

Travellers to affected region Should take all necessary precautions against MERS-CoV to avoid illness. Please click here to view the full information regarding the recent MERS-CoV outbreak on the Government of Canada website. We wish you safe Travels.

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 […]