“Cruise Ship Returns to Port Early due to Norovirus Outbreak” reads one of many recent headlines.
Noroviruses are very common and a leading cause of gastroenteritis (commonly called stomach flu) worldwide. Outbreaks are often associated with settings where people live in close quarters,... Read More
Recently, I found myself in one of those awkward travel predicaments. My three children had to travel to Canada on short notice for a funeral and I discovered with a panic that their passports had expired two weeks prior. D’oh!
Not only did I not have the usual several weeks it takes to... Read More
I just spent a week in Quebec City, back in my homeland of Canada, attending a conference sponsored by the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM). It was wonderful to meet colleagues from all over the world and to catch up on the... Read More
Travelers often visit a travel clinic because they are told that they need a Yellow Fever (YF) vaccine. Travel agents may find themselves caught in the middle, but the decision of whether or not to get the vaccine should be based on a careful risk analysis carried out during a pre-travel health... Read More
I have been seeing more and more patients lately in our travel clinic on their way to participate in humanitarian and medical missions to serve the people of Haiti. What a wonderful opportunity they have to make a difference in... Read More