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April 8, 2022
Recommended vaccinations for Ecuador

There's a lot to consider when planning a trip to Ecuador — from preparing for the climate to deciding where you'll stay and what you'll do. But two of the most important things to think about are your health and safety.

In this post, we'll go over the key immunizations you need for a... Read More

April 1, 2022
Vaccines needed to travel to Africa

If you're thinking of visiting Africa in 2022, make sure you're fully vaccinated and up-to-date on all the latest travel health advice. African countries can be hotspots for a variety of illnesses and diseases, so it's important to take precautions before you go.

Africa is the second... Read More

March 14, 2022
How can a travel medicine specialist improve your trip?

Traveling abroad can be an incredibly exciting experience: new cultures, new food, new beaches to relax on while sipping a cocktail. However, if you aren’t careful with your health, travel can also be a miserable ordeal. This is especially true if you’ll be visiting a developing country where... Read More

March 4, 2022
How do you prevent malaria

Malaria is one of the most common and deadly public health crises facing the world today.  Infections are caused by the plasmodium parasite, which is transmitted between human hosts by blood-drinking mosquitos. While cases have declined dramatically over... Read More

February 28, 2022
Canada and the US share the longest undefended border in the world.

As of today February 28, 2022, the Canadian government has expanded the options for COVID-19 testing to enter Canada.  Now, a PCR test or a Rapid Antigen test is acceptable for entry.

Canadian citizens or vaccinated foreign nationals are still required to show proof of a... Read More

January 18, 2022
The Beijing Winter Olympics are fast approaching

The Olympic Games have always been a unique opportunity for the world to come together on the same stage without regards to political or cultural differences (ideally). Amid a global pandemic, The Olympics live on, but the logistics of attending the Games have... Read More

April 29, 2020
A critically ill patient receiving supportive care in the ICU

Most of humanity is now under some degree of social quarantine measures as the death toll from COVID-19 rises. As social distancing measures continue, many of you may be wondering why we don’t yet have a treatment for COVID-19. Today I’ll explain why treating viral diseases is so challenging and... Read More

March 13, 2020
CDC Map of countries affected by COVID-19, as of March 13, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) finally confirmed this week that COVID-19 is a global pandemic. The number of people affected worldwide is increasing rapidly. Should you be alarmed? I have been following the global health experts daily and here’s what you need to know:

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