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Getting Ready For School And A New Job This Coming Fall?

School programs and new employment opportunities are around the corner. At the Nova Travel Clinic, not only do we provide travel-related services, but we also provide pre-admission and pre-employment assessments which are required by certain college/university programs and employers. Some…

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Measles Outbreaks

Measles: Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. It is 9 times more infectious than the Flu. The most common population that are vulnerable to measles are infants and adults. Measles spreads through droplets, such as from a cough or…

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Extensively Drug-Resistant Typhoid – Pakistan

There is an extensively drug-resistant strain of Typhoid fever in Pakistan. Currently, the Pakistan federal government is trying to battle the outbreak. Typhoid fever is caused by a bacteria that is most commonly acquired through eating contaminated food and or…

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Flu season 2019

Flu season 2019 Great news from the Canadian Sentinel Practitioner Surveillance Network! The influenza 2018/2019 vaccine has produced great results in preventing the flu (Influenza A, H1N1)pdm09 illness by 72% among all age groups and especially among young children. Better…

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Travels Diarrhea

Travelers Diarrhea or TD remains the most common health problem of travelers going to many of the tropical and semi tropical regions of the world. One in five travelers will develop TD within the first 2 weeks of travel. At…

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Extremely Drug Resistant Typhoid Fever

In Pakistan, there has been a recent alert announcing an ongoing outbreak of XDR (Extremely Drug-Resistant) typhoid fever. One of the best ways to prevent the incidences of contracting Typhoid is by getting the vaccine. If you are planning a…

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West Nile Virus

Europe has had a spike of incidences of the West Nile Virus this August. There have been 400 reported cases and 22 of them has resulted in fatalities according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Come visit…

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CPAP for High Altitude Trips

Planning a trip to Cusco or other high altitude places? Here are some tips: Altitude can possibly improve sleep apnea depending if you have central or obstructive sleep apnea. It is best to consult with your doctor. CPAP machine: *…

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Hajj or Umrah 2018

The Hajj or Umrah this year, 2018, will be on August 19 - August 24. For those planning a trip to Saudi Arabia here are a few helpful informative travel links to keep you safe and healthy. Visit your local…

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