Tag archive for ‘travel health’
By Guest Author On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

How Traveling Can Help Your Depression

When you are feeling down and depressed, it can be difficult to pull yourself out of a funk. Speaking with friends and professionals can get you so far, but if a particularly negative situation has triggered your More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Dream, Travel, Discover- At a Discount!!

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine Travelling is the food for the soul and travelling is more or less the same like reading a book. It gives a person time More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Vacations and Health – The new winning formula for travelers abroad

Many people around the world who simply cannot afford to undergo a medical procedure at home, due to a complex medical procedure or a simple cosmetic one, have got an opportunity to go to a foreign country and have More...

By Robert On Friday, April 11th, 2014

Angiostrongylus infection in two Dutch travelers to the Philippines confirmed

Two cases of Angiostrongylus infection has been confirmed in two men from the Netherlands who traveled for vacation to the Philippines back in February, according to a letter to ProMed Mail from physicians from More...

By Robert On Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Thailand advises people to avoid travel to West Africa due to Ebola outbreak

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand is advising travelers to avoid travel to the affected countries until the outbreak of the virus is safely controlled, according to a National News Bureau More...

By Robert On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: CDC warns about travelers diarrhea, dengue fever, schistosomiasis and STDs

With just 93 days before the beginning of the  Fédération Internationale de Football Association’s (FIFA) World Cup 2014 in Brazil, an estimated 500,000 soccer fans from all over the globe, including many More...

By Robert On Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Canada health officials issue travel warning over chikungunya outbreak in the Caribbean

With the Caribbean chikungunya outbreak topping 2,000 confirmed and probable cases late last week, The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued a travel advisory Tuesday for Canadians heading to the islands. Image/CDC Health More...

By Robert On Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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Chikungunya cases skyrocket in Australia in 2013

Chikungunya fever, the other, less known viral disease transmitted by the Aedes species of mosquito, was seen in Australia in 2013 at a much higher rate than previously, according to a Courier Mail report Saturday. Image/CIA They More...

By Robert On Thursday, January 30th, 2014

UK health officials offers advice for travelers to China in response to H7N9 avian influenza outbreak

Public Health England (PHE) is reminding travelers between the UK and China to be aware of the risk of avian flu with the increasing numbers of avian influenza A/H7N9 being reported from China, according to a PHE More...

By Robert On Friday, January 10th, 2014

Germany reports first dengue fever case imported from Japan

In an exclusive, first-hand report to ProMED-mail on Jan. 9, infectious disease experts from Hamburg, Germany are reporting  a laboratory-confirmed case of dengue fever in traveler who returned  from Honshu, Japan More...

By Robert On Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

CDC updates travel notice: Chikungunya in the Caribbean

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the notice for travelers to the Caribbean, particularly the islands of St. Martin, Martinique and others in the French Caribbean as the number of chikungunya More...

By Robert On Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Germany: Traveler to Thailand contracts Zika virus

For the second time this year, a traveler to Thailand has returned home only to find they have contracted the mosquito borne virus, Zika virus (ZIKV). In a letter to ProMED-mail Friday, “A previously healthy More...

By Robert On Friday, December 20th, 2013
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Hong Kong tourist tests negative for MERS coronavirus

In a follow-up to a story yesterday about a tourist in Hong Kong hospitalized with “suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), officials from the  Centre for Health Protection (CHP) More...

By Robert On Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Japan reports first imported Zika fever case

Last month, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel warning for those traveling to the islands of French Polynesia due to an outbreak of the viral disease, Zika fever.   Image/CIA In More...

By Robert On Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

CDC advises travelers and Americans living in China on how to protect themselves from H7N9 avian influenza

With the total number of cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus up to 139, with 45 deaths in China, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a travel notice Friday More...

By Robert On Saturday, November 16th, 2013
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Japan: Rubella cases top 14,000 for 2013

The number of cases of Rubella, or German measles, has topped the 14,000 mark, with the highest number of cases being reported from the Osaka and Tokyo Metropolis Prefectures, according to a Centers for Disease More...

By Robert On Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Malaria in the United States: Highest number of cases in four decades

Malaria in the United States has seen its highest numbers in decades as reported in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Image-CDC/ More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 28th, 2013

Dispatch Radio: Global Dispatch News, Duellyn Pandis on flu shots, travel health and Mike Smith with Movie News

OCTOBER 19 Duellyn Pandis, RN, BSN, President & CEO, Passport Health of Tampa Bay to discuss flu shots and travel health Passport Health Mike Smith, MediaMikes.com, to talk movies Carrie Movie Review Escape More...

By Robert On Monday, October 21st, 2013

Flu shots and travel medicine with Passport Health CEO, Duellyn Pandis

With flu season upon us, albeit seen in low numbers and sporadically thus far, health professionals are advising the public to get vaccinated now as the peak of seasonal flu season hits us around the month of February. Passport More...

By Robert On Thursday, October 17th, 2013

What is yellow fever?

Yellow fever is a mosquito borne virus that once caused major epidemics in large cities of this country like Philadelphia and New Orleans. Due to good mosquito control and public health practice, the last epidemic More...



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