Travel 

Medicine

Travel medicine is what's keeping you safe and healthy when you travel internationally. It is the whole practice of providing pre-travel preventative care and includes:

Providing immunizations

Providing preventative medications such as antimalarials and antidiarrheals

Education on precautions regarding food and water, insect bites, altitude sickness, etc.

Information on environmental hazards such as pollution, high altitude, and traffic safety

Preparing and addressing traveler’s special needs such as those with diabetes and infants

 

Travel by Location

These are the recommended vaccines by medical experts on each location.

Vaccines for Africa
Vaccines for SouthEast Asia
Vaccines for SouthEast Asia
Vaccines for Caribbean and Mexico
Vaccines for Caribbean and Mexico
Vaccines for Europe
Vaccines for Europe
Vaccines for Oceania
Vaccines for Oceania
Vaccines for South America
Vaccines for South America
Show More

Travel Diseases

 

These are the most common travel diseases that are fatal but easily preventable

CHIKUNGUNYA

In a language spoken in Tanzania and Mozambique, ‘Chikungunya’ means ‘walking bent over’, which may result from severe joint pain

DIPHTHERIA

An estimated 5-10% of people who get the infection will die from complications

JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS

JE virus is the most important cause of viral encephalitis in Asia.

MENINGOCOCCAL MENINGITIS

Meningococcal meningitis is a bacterial form of meningitis, a serious infection of the thin lining that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.

RABIES

Rabies is a viral disease, which occurs in more than 150 countries and territories.
Once symptoms are present, rabies is almost always fatal.

TRAVELLER'S DIARRHEA

Approximately 20% of travellers are confined to bed for 1–2 days with travellers’ diarrhoea, and 40% have to change their travel plans

YELLOW FEVER

This refers to jaundice that affects some patients. 
It is an endemic and intermittently an epidemic in parts of Africa and South America.

CHOLERA

Cholera is a serious public health problem worldwide

HEPATITIS A

Recovery from the illness can take people up to weeks or months, leading to time absent from work, school, or daily life

LYME DISEASE

A red, bullseye shaped rash (also known as erythema migrans) 

PERTUSSIS

(WHOOPING COUGH)

One out of two babies who get whooping cough infection before the age of one 1-year-old needs to be hospitalized.

TETANUS

Tetanus is caused by a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium tetani.

TYPHOID

Typhoid fever is caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi), which only lives in humans.

ZIKA

The species of mosquito that transmits Zika is the same as the mosquito that transmits Dengue, Chikungunya and Yellow Fever

DENGUE FEVER

An estimated 500,000 people with severe dengue hospitalization each year

HEPATITIS B

More than 686,000 people die every year due to complications of Hepatitis B, including cirrhosis and liver cancer

MALARIA

All travelers travelling to malaria-risk areas should take preventative malarial medications as a precautionary measure. 

POLIO

Although polio is asymptomatic in the majority of cases, in approximately 1% of cases, it attacks the central nervous system and leads to paralysis.

TICK-BORNE ENCEPHALITIS

TBE is a viral disease affecting the central nervous system.

TUBERCULOSIS

1 in 3 of the world's population have been infected with the TB bacteria but have not (yet) become ill as a result (known as talent TB)

Have a question? Contact us for free

1/2
Subject:

Address

Contact

Clinic hours

Mon  9am - 6pm
Tue   9am - 6pm
Wed 9am - 6pm
Thu   9am - 6pm
Fri      9am - 6pm
Sat    9am - 3pm
Sun   by Appointment

  • Instagram
  • Facebook

©2020 North Vancouver Travel Clinic