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March 20, 2015
Doctor with Peacework Medical Projects in Ranquitte, Haiti.

 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

August 10, 2014
local family in Monrovia, Liberia under observation by the CDC

World health experts are dealing with an international health emergency as the death toll increases in the recent Ebola Virus (EBV) outbreak in West Africa. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that... Read More

April 30, 2014
The Yellow Book published by the CDC

Before you travel overseas, check out the CDC travel website at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/ for updated travel health bulletins and information specific to your destination country. The CDC recommends that you schedule a visit with... Read More

April 30, 2014
What vaccinations should I have to attend the World Cup in Brazil?

The Gold and Silver medals won during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics will soon be a fading memory as athletes and spectators shift their focus across the Pacific to Brazil, the site of The FIFA World Cup™ championships.... Read More

September 30, 2013
Female Anopheles mosquito

One day when my daughter was young she asked me, “Papa, why did God make mosquitoes?” I do remember not having a very good answer for her.

The biologist may reply with something about mosquito larvae being an important part of the wetlands ecosystem; but most people including myself,... Read More

September 15, 2013
Traveling with medications

We all know about the TSA’s 3-1-1 rule; Liquids and gels less than 3.4 oz (100 ml), clearly visible in 1 quart size zip-top bag per person. Most people are unaware that medications, baby formula and food, and breast milk are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding 3.4 ounces and are not... Read More