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Travel and tropical disease specialists - available 7-days a week with extended hours.
Give us a call at 905-897-8928 to make an appointment.

We are a Public Health Agency of Canada approved Yellow Fever Immunization Center

Travel Advisories

November 10, 2016
Zika in the United States – Florida

Local mosquitoes in Florida have been found with the Zika virus and they are actively transmitting the virus to individuals in the state of Florida. Therefore, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is suggesting that all travellers at least postpone travelling to Florida, if they can. In addition, for those pregnant or planning to get pregnant (both males and females), PHAC suggests that they avoid travelling to areas in Florida with reported cases of Zika (Miami-Dade area, Miami Beach).

Why? The Zika virus has been reported to travel to a developing fetus from an expectant mother. Zika virus has been known to cause harm to a developing fetus, including symptoms such as neurological disorders and microcephaly.

The Zika virus is normally transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. In such cases, the virus can cause symptoms including fever, pink eye, headache, skin rashes, and joint/muscle pains. While most cases of Zika are mild, there is no vaccine or medication for Zika virus infections. Zika virus can also be transmitted sexually (mostly from males to their partner, although there has been one case of sexual transmission from a female to her partner). Zika virus stays in male semen for an extended period of time (6 months), so those wishing to engage in sexual intercourse must be very careful and take the appropriate precautions.

As of June 14, 2016, Zika virus is still considered a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization. There is no vaccine for Zika virus.

Source: www.cdc.gov

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Traveling Soon?

Our travel clinic specialists will consult & determine which vaccines best-fit your needs. Generally, we provide the following services:

  • Personalized consultation depending upon your destinations
  • Medication review services
  • Personalized vaccination and immunity assessment
  • Relevant immunization and medication prescription provision
  • Education of specific health risks relevant to the traveller
  • Vaccinations are administered by qualified and well-experienced medical doctors only
  • Up-to-date travel information and advice for preventative care
  • Appointments available 7-days a week including evenings & weekends

Ebola Virus Disease - September 16, 2016

Liberia, Sierre Leone, and Guinea have all been declared free of Ebola transmission by the World Health Organization (WHO). However, the World Health Organization and Health Canada continue to monitor possible Ebola transmissions. Of note, Liberia has had a few recent cases from November 2015. However, Health Canada currently recommends normal safety precautions for travelers in Ebola affected countries. All major airports and commercial transportation may continue to screen for Ebola symptoms. Transportation will be denied if travelers have been exposed to, or showing symptoms of, Ebola.

  • North Korea, Mali, South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Burundi, Syria, Libya,Chad
  • Niger – excluding Niamey (essential travel only in Niamey)
  • Iraq – excluding areas covered by Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) (essential travel only in areas covered by KRG)
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