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...

Zika virus

Caes of Zika virus have now been reported in many countries in the Caribbean , South and Central America and the Pacific islands. Travellers to countries in these areas should protect themselves by using mosquito nets and applying insect repellant with D.E.E.T ( at...

Chikungunya Fever

There has been an increased number of cases of Chikungunya fever in Brazil and Italy. Chikungunya fever is spread to people by mosquitoes. The most common symptoms of Chikungunya virus infection are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle...

Vaccine Shortages

Please note that there are currently severe shortages of injectable Typhoid vaccine and Yellow fever vaccine in the province in Ontario. To ensure your best chances of receiving either of these vaccines if you need them , it is best to visit a travel clinic as early...

Plague in Madagascar

There is currently an outbreak of bubonic plague in widespread areas of Madagascar. The Plague is a bacterial infection spread through bites by infected fleas. Plague causes high fever, swollen lymph glands and the infection can spread to the lungs Plague pneumonia (...

Polio outbreaks

There have increased number of cases of Polio ( Poliomyelitis reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria and Nigeria. Travellers to these areas are urged to receive a booster dose of Polio vaccine ( on top of your child hood doses) prior to departure to these...