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Hepatitis A Vaccine

Article culled from:   What Is Hepatitis A? Hepatitis A is a virus affecting the liver. It usually spreads through contaminated food or water. Unlike other forms of hepatitis, A cannot become a chronic infection. Symptoms often appear two to six weeks after exposure. This means a traveller can visit a country and return not knowing they’re infected. Some common hepatitis A symptoms include: Fatigue Low Appetite Stomach Pain and Nausea Jaundice These will persist for a few weeks, severe cases can last months. Death is rare. How Does Hepatitis

Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine

Article culled from   What Is Japanese Encephalitis? Japanese encephalitis is a mosquito-borne virus found throughout Asia. It is closely related to other infections like West Nile Virus. It is the most common cause of vaccine-preventable encephalitis in Asia. Travellers who are staying in regions with JE for an extended period of time should be vaccinated against the illness. VIDEO: My Japanese Encephalitis Story Via Beffinee on YouTube How Does Japanese Encephalitis Spread? JE is a mosquito-borne disease, meaning it spreads through mosquito bites. A mosquito

Malaria Prevention and Antimalarials for Travellers

What Is Malaria? Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by parasites. Left untreated, it can lead to death. Over 500 cases are diagnosed in Canada every year. The vast majority of these cases are among travellers returning from countries with the disease. Globally, more than 215 million cases are reported each year with more than 400,000 deaths. Malaria is one of the most deadly infections in the history of the world. What Are Antimalarials? Antimalarials, or malaria pills, prevent the malaria parasite

Hepatitis B Vaccine

What Is Hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is a contagious liver infection with potentially severe symptoms. It can lead to lifelong illness if it becomes chronic. The two most common forms of hepatitis B are: Acute Hepatitis B – A short-term illness occurring 6 months after exposure. It can lead to chronic hepatitis infection. Chronic Hepatitis B – A long-term illness that affects the liver. Nearly 250 million people worldwide have chronic infection. How Does Hepatitis B Spread? The hepatitis B virus spread through bodily fluids like blood or

Travellers’ Diarrhea Medicine and Remedies

What is Travellers’ Diarrhea? Travellers’ diarrhea is the most common illness affecting international travellers. The symptom is so well known that it has earned many nicknames, including “Montezuma’s Revenge”, “Pharaoh’s Revenge,” and “Delhi Belly”. Recent studies show up to 70 percent of travellers will come down with diarrhea symptoms during their trip. Often, travellers’ diarrhea itself is not an illness. It is usually a symptom of infection like food poisoning or e. coli. The best way to avoid travellers’ diarrhea is