Five Travel Resources for Travel Health

1.      CDC Yellow Book Complete and current travel health recommendations Great resource for any questions regarding specific travel-related conditions https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/yellowbook-home 2.      Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel Canadian based travel-health recommendations Excellent reviews on many travel topics Only issues is that many reviews are quite old https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/travel-health/about-catmat.html 3.      Travel.gc.ca Travel warnings for Canadian […]

Five Things Regarding Vaccine Administration

1.      If a Patient has not Completed a Vaccine Series, You Don’t Restart In general, interruption of a vaccine series does not require restarting the series, regardless of the time between doses. Exceptions include the oral ETEC diarrhea vaccine. The vaccine dose should be repeated if more than 6 weeks elapses between the first and […]

Five Things You Need to Know About Common Resort Travel Vaccines

1.      Most Young People are Not Going to Require Hepatitis B Vaccine Hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for almost every traveller Hepatitis B immunization has been part of the routine immunization for many years Most people under 35 years will not require hepatitis B immunization prior to travel, if they received their full does as […]

Five Things You Should Know About Travellers’ Diarrhea

1.      What a Traveller Eats and Drinks is Important Many of the most common travel-related illnesses (like travellers’ diarrhea) are caused by eating food or drinking beverages contaminated with pathogens. By being selective in their food and beverage choices, travellers can dramatically reduce their risk of food and water-borne illness (such as travellers’ diarrhea, hepatitis […]

Five Things Travellers Should Pack for a Resort Vacation

I present quite commonly on travel.  I believe that all primary care physicians and pharmacists can make basic travel recommendations.  Here are some cross posts from my AMA I did on resort travel.  Hopefully you find them useful for helping you have your discussions with your patients. 1.    Lots of Sunscreen Recommend a sunscreen with […]

Travellers’ Diarrhea – What Can I Eat and Drink?

I present quite often on travel medicine and often get questions regarding the prevention and treatment of common travel-related conditions. I thought I would provide some background on travellers’ diarrhea as it is the most is the most predictable travel-related illness and occurs in a large number of travellers to resort destination .1 Travellers’ Diarrhea […]