Category Archives Infectious Disease

Ebola Remedies

The media has covered Ebola like a blanket for the past several weeks. But the reality is that this outbreak has been an issue for much longer than the media has reported. The Ebola epidemic began in Guinea at the end of 2013 and has spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. While their proximity plays an obvious role in the…

Ebola Virus

With the Ebola outbreak now extended past its original borders of West Africa, you’re very possibly wondering why those highly trained healthcare providers are the ones in the media spotlight for contracting the virus. Is it due to human error? A lapse in protocol? Not enough protocol? Doctors and nurses have courageously put themselves on the frontlines of this epidemic.…

Ebola CDC projections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report today that indicates the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is nearing a potentially devastating tipping point – the CDC projects that the number of cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia could explode to as many as 1.4 million by the end of January. We’ve warned travelers previously that trips to…

traveling with children

There’s no question that there are plenty of germs to be picked up in airports and on planes while traveling. But with travelers being exposed to the highly contagious measles virus in the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport early in September and the rapid spread of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) across the U.S., parents’ concern for their children’s health is running high. Measles…

Tom Frieden CDC

Generally speaking, when an outbreak of disease occurs, the media fans the flames of panic while officials try to keep people calm. And that has been the case in this year’s epidemic of Ebola. At least until today. Today, Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Tom Frieden told CNN that the Ebola epidemic is “spiraling out of control.” Frieden, who…

sick after vacation

A great vacation can leave you with lasting memories and souvenirs, not to mention fatigue or jetlag. But what if you’re feeling a little more than just tiredness and a dread of going back to work? Most post-vacation sicknesses are mild, such as a head cold or upset stomach. But up to eight percent of travelers are sick enough to…

Ebola Virus

Dr. Vanya Gant has provided 10 important facts about the current Ebola outbreak in Africa and how it could impact you. 1.  Ebola virus disease (previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever) is a rare but severe disease, which is caused by Ebola virus. It was first recognized in 1976 and has caused sporadic outbreaks ever since in several African countries.…

chikungunya fever

Disease control officials in the Western Hemisphere are on edge about a rising outbreak of chikungunya fever, a brutal mosquito-borne illness that is nearing epidemic status in the Caribbean. For decades, chikungunya outbreaks were confined to Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. However, in December, it was confirmed for the first time on several Caribbean Islands. The…

We’ve all been there before. It’s day two of your trip and you have horrible food poisoning. Or you’re lobster red after the first day at the beach. As much as we plan a trip down to the last detail, we must also accept that sometimes things end up going down the tubes. While you can’t always avoid illness or…

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