What To Know About Typhoid Vaccines For Traveling

What Is Typhoid And How Is It Transmitted Typhoid is an illness caused by a bacteria called Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi, which is the same bacteria that causes food poisoning.  It is most commonly found in underdeveloped countries where tap water is poorly sanitized. Typhoid is transmitted through contaminated food and water. Therefore, infected stools … Read more

How To Receive Proof Of Recovery From COVID-19 With Summit Health

With the recent spike in COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant, many would-be travellers have been infected and have had to reschedule their trips. In order to travel internationally, most countries require a negative COVID-19 test for entry. Unfortunately, in some cases, recovered patients may still test positive for up to 3 months after … Read more

Traveling during the pandemic: things you should know before your next trip

Travelling during the pandemic, good or bad idea? For travellers, the coronavirus pandemic put a damper on our plans for adventure. As the Covid-19 pandemic progresses, the desire to explore new places is growing. Fortunately, it is still possible to travel and discover new places in 2021, as long as you take the necessary safety … Read more

Students discounts

Are you currently wrapping up your spring semester and gearing up for a trip abroad? Make sure you visit a travel health clinic 4-6 weeks before you leave to get all the necessary vaccine and prescription medication before your departure! The Greater Montreal Travel Clinic is now offering a student discount for travel consultations. Call … Read more

Traveller’s Diarhea – Part 1 : Prevention

I love to watch people, especially when traveling abroad. A few years ago, I was sitting on a bench in a bustling Southeast Asian city while sipping a mango smoothie when I noticed a man unload a huge block of ice on the side of the road. It struck me as odd, this massive ice … Read more

Major Canada-wide Shortage Yellow Fever Vaccine

There is currently an ongoing, Canada-wide shortage in the supply of the only available vaccine against Yellow Fever (YF-VAX).  The supplier of the vaccine has informed us that the shortage will be in effect until at least the end of December 2018. The Greater Montreal Travel Clinic, like all Yellow Fever Vaccination Centers designated by the … Read more

Jet lag

HOW TO DEAL WITH JET LAG ? You wake up in the middle of the night to have breakfast ? You rush to prepare yourself until you realize it is only 4 AM ? You may be victim of jet lag ! After hours spent flying and several time zones crossed, it is normal to … Read more

Malaria

MALARIA : RISK AND PREVENTION WHILE TRAVELING Malaria is a fatal disease caused by a parasite, which is transmitted to human through the bite of a contaminated mosquito. On average, one person dies of malaria every 15 seconds in the world. Although the disease mostly affects Africa, it may be present in every tropical country … Read more

Thrombosis – Economy Class Syndrome

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ECONOMY CLASS SYNDROME Despite what you could think, Economy Class Syndrome is a serious issue, which can affect any people sitting still for hours during a long-haul flight. Because of immobility, the blood tends to stagnate in the legs and loses its fluidity. This situation can lead to the … Read more

Asthma and travel

HOW TO ENJOY UNFORGETTABLE HOLIDAYS WHEN SUFFERING FROM ASTHMA ? Asthmatic people must be careful when traveling, especially if they go to a distant destination totally different from their home country. Indeed, the radical environment and lifestyle changes could quickly lead to asthma crises, as well as all the stressful situations they may experience. However, … Read more