We’ve all heard of malaria, dengue fever, typhoid fever and hepatitis. These are all common infectious diseases we hear about while traveling, especially in developing countries. But what about the lesser known infectious diseases? Like ciguatera, which is the most frequently reported cause of fish-borne poisoning worldwide. Are you at risk? What is ciguatera? Ciguatera […]
Flu season is upon us and if you haven’t already had your flu shot it’s time to think about getting one. We are in the midst of flu season in Canada and cases are continuing to increase. Peak activity will usually occur from mid-December until the end of January. While it is better to get […]
Many travellers believe that they need the typhoid vaccine for most travel destinations. Do you think you need the typhoid vaccine? Depending on your destination and itinerary you might not need it all! Read on to find out more information about typhoid fever and who should receive the vaccine. What is typhoid fever? Typhoid […]
Most Memorable Trip: I’ve had several memorable trips but my most recent trip to Peru was a highlight for me. I had been immersed in the business for a few years and I’d been planning to visit Peru for a long time. It was time to make it happen. A friend has a home right […]
Life is full of surprises. Purchasing travel health insurance before your next trip abroad will help with the financial aspects in the event of the unexpected.We wouldn’t dream of getting in our car and driving without auto insurance, or owning a house without homeowner’s insurance, as the risk of going without is just too high. […]
Zika became a very familiar word to many people during the large outbreak of the virus in Brazil in 2015, when there were an estimated 440,000-1,300,000 people infected. The virus was frequently reported in the media as it spread throughout South America, Central America and the Caribbean and was linked to birth defects in infants […]
Kim is a Nurse Practitioner consultant who sees clients in our Hastings-Sunrise location. She has been working with us since 2018 and we’re thrilled to have her. She brings extensive experience and knowledge in travel health and vaccinations and we also like her efficiency. Most Memorable trip: Paris, France While I have taken some trips […]
There is no better time than the holidaysto trade in hectic schedules and chilly temperatures at homefor relaxation in warmer climates. If you plan to vacation this season, it is important to remember that all countriesobserve Christmas and New Year’sdifferently, and gaining an understanding of how respective culturescelebratewill help you enjoy your well-deserved travels to […]
Most Memorable Trip: My most memorable trip was to Tanzania and Uganda in 2017. We started the trip with climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, which had always been a dream of mine. After 7 days of hiking through jungle, hot sun, arid desert, rain, fog, hail, wind and snow we reached the summit at 5,895m, just as […]
Many travellers are surprised when they learn they should receive a polio vaccine for their trip, believing polio to be a disease of the past. While it is true that Canada and the rest of the Americas was declared “polio-free” in 1994, polio remains a risk in certain countries. There may even be countries where […]
Southeast Asia – comprised of eleven countries of extraordinary diversity in religion, culture and history – is one of the top travel destinations on the planet. The storied region has been popular with travellers since the late 1960s when Westerners began making backpacking journeys across the neighbouring nations, and today remains a leading tourist hub. […]
Occasionally we are asked “Why do I need a pre-travel consultation?” There are many reasons why booking a pre-travel consultation is a good idea. Whether you’re travelling abroad for business or pleasure, you are likely to encounter health risks at your destination that are not a consideration in Canada. Why should I get a pre-travel […]
Kathy Lee works full-time and will most likely be the person who arranges your appointment at TravelSafe Clinic. She organizes our schedules and keeps our clinics running smoothly. Most Memorable trip: Cinque Terre, Italy because of its beauty and the people. The local people were very friendly and hospitable. It was the perfect vacation to unwind, as […]
At TravelSafe Clinic we see a lot of travellers planning trips to destinations where there is malaria risk. We also often see a lot of misconceptions when it comes to malaria and malaria medications. Below we’ll answer some common questions about malaria, address somemisconceptions, and outline the key things to know about malaria medications. Facts […]
When travelling to Europe from Canada, I love to combine at least a couple destinations into one trip – once arriving to the continent after making the long-haul flight, there seem to be an endless variety of accessible countries just a hop, skip and a jump away. This spring, I was lucky enough to go […]
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