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News in Travel Medicine: Swine Flu Outbreak in Middle East

Posted by EHE Blogger

12/9/15 3:55 PM

According to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), the Iranian Deputy Health Minister Ali-Akbar Sayyari issued a statement that 33 people have died from swine flu in two of the countries provinces (Kerman and Sistan-Baluchestan) on Monday, and that the virus is likely to spread to other areas.    
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Topics: Travel Medicine, Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, travel, health, healthy travel, swine flu, influenza, travel alert, h1n1, virus

Diarrhea: The #1 Traveler's Health Issue

Posted by Admin

9/24/14 9:44 AM

American travelers abroad frequently get sick from eating foods or drinking water because we often have no immunity to local pathogens. If you don’t take certain health precautions, you may eventually pay the consequences. Stomach and digestive problems should not be the price of your visit nor a test of your mettle as a traveler. A night or two spent in a hotel bathroom is no fun, and stomach infections can lead to aggravated health issues, especially for children or individuals with compromised immune systems.

 

“While you can be adventurous in your travels, try not to be so adventurous in your food choices while in third world countries,” says EHE International travel medicine nurse practitioner Marianne Dyke. “Nobody wants digestive distress while away from home.”

 

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Topics: Prevention, Travel Medicine

Ebola Outbreak: Travel Health Precaution

Posted by Dr. Gabriella Trotta-Barni

8/5/14 5:01 PM

The Ebola virus has been front page news recently for good reason: on July 31st the CDC issued a level 3 alert advising against non-essential travel to the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. CDC workers are being dispatched to this region in order to help contain the growing epidemic.

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Topics: Travel Medicine, Dr. Trotta-Barni

Pre-Travel Medicine: Protect Your Health When Traveling

Posted by Admin

6/24/14 10:19 AM

Whether you are a frequent international traveler or planning an once-in-a-lifetime vacation, you can ensure a healthy and safe trip by taking the necessary precautions. To best prepare, consult with a travel medicine expert at least six-to-eight weeks prior to traveling. In this consultation, you can discuss health precautions and preventive measures, learn ways to minimize the risks of accidents and disease, and receive all of your necessary inoculations.

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Topics: Prevention, Travel Medicine

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