EBOLA in DRC

EBOLA in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ebola fever is a deadly disease that causes outbreaks in several African countries. It is spread by direct contact with blood or body fluids of a person infected with Ebola virus. It is also spread by contact with...

March Break 2019

Preparing for March Break 2019 As many of us prepare to get away the winter doldrums and seek warmer destination in the Caribbean and Mexico, it is important to remember that these destinations to pose significant risk for a number of diseases even at 5 star resorts....

Polio Vaccine Requirements

Polio Vaccine Requirements In November 2018, WHO released updated Polio vaccine recommendations. Temporary Polio vaccine recommendations affect the following countries: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea,...

Service Trips

Service and Humanitarian Trips Travelers planning on a service trip or volunteerism to places like Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala and Africa should take good measures to protect against diseases like typhoid fever , Hepatitis A , Yellow Fever, Travelers Diarrhea and...

Yellow Fever in Brazil

Update on Yellow Fever in Brazil There is a large, ongoing outbreak of Yellow Fever in many areas of Brazil. Yellow Fever is caused by a virus that is spread through mosquitoes. The symptoms include fever, chills, headache, backache, and muscle aches and take 3–6 days...

Rabies in Malaysia

Five human rabies cases and almost 800 cases of people being bitten by rabid animals have been reported in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. All five people infected with rabies have died. Rabies is a deadly disease found in the saliva of infected animals. All mammals...