Yellow Fever Clinic
A new study says up to 70 per cent of Canadians who travel abroad, especially to developing countries, return with some sort of illness -- and many of those cases are preventable. Researchers documented a wide array of diseases they brought back, including malaria, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and parasitic roundworm.
Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/study-tracks-diseases-brought-home-by-canadians-travelling-abroad-1.1740910#ixzz34uPWiFXa
"Travel-related health problems are self-reported by 22%–64% of travelers to the developing world; most of these problems are mild, self-limited illnesses such as diarrhea, respiratory infections, and skin disorders. Approximately 8% of the more than 50 million travelers to developing regions, or 4 million people, are ill enough to seek health care, either while abroad or upon returning home."
excerpt from the Center for Disease Control Health Information for International Travel 2014
Located at Dr. Gregory Baran's Office, 902 Portsmouth Avenue Kingston, ON, the Kingston Travel clinic provides you with everything you need to ensure a healthy voyage and a safe return. Our full-service Kingston, Ontario travel clinic carries a complete range of travel vaccinations and medications to protect you against diseases such as Hepatitis A and B, traveller’s diarrhea, Rabies and Yellow Fever. View our complete list of travel vaccinations.
Dr Baran's team of travel health experts will make sure you’re getting the pre-travel medical care that’s right for you. Service is highly professional and prices are competitive. To book your appointment call at (613) 507-8317.
There is no single schedule for the administration of immunizing agents to travellers. Each schedule must be personalized according to the individual traveller's immunization history, the countries to be visited, the type and duration of travel, and the amount of time available before departure.
It is important to remember that the most frequent health problems faced by international travellers are not preventable by vaccines. It is also important to remember that immunization is not a substitute for careful selection and handling of food and water.
A health care provider or travel medicine clinic should be consulted 2 to 3 months in advance of travel in order to allow sufficient time for optimal immunization schedules to be completed. Government funded vaccines (example Tetanus and Polio) are available without charge with a valid health card.