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Japanese Encephalitis: New Vaccine and Advice

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 1 Jun 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [6036] | Comments [2]

For travelers headed to Asia, avoidance of Japanese Encephalitis should be a priority as high as finding a decent noodle bar. WorldNomads.com 's roving medical expert Dr. Erik McLaughlin MD tells us about new developments in a vaccine ... Read more >

Tags: adventure doc, asia, disease, dr. erik mclaughlin, mosquitos, travel-health, travel-safety, vaccination, vaccine

Meningitis: A traveller's illness?

WORLDWIDE | Thu, 26 Mar 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [5665]

WorldNomads.com 's roving medical expert Dr. Erik McLaughlin MD  explains why meningitis is an illness that all travellers need to be aware of. Why?  Disease spread is typically associated with groups of people in close quarters, such as ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, africa, disease, dr. erik mclaughlin, immunization, meningitis, travel-health, travel-safety, vaccination, virus

What you need to know about Dengue Fever

WORLDWIDE | Thu, 19 Feb 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [18131] | Comments [12]

WorldNomads.com's roving medical expert Dr. Erik McLaughlin MD  explains why tropical travelers should get up to speed on Dengue Fever. Nicknamed "breakbone fever", Dengue is known for its severe muscle aches and fevers.  Being ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, asia, dengue, dr. erik mclaughlin, mosquito, non-destination, travel-health, travel-safety, tropical disease

Polio outbreak in Nigeria and Western Africa

NIGERIA | Mon, 12 Jan 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [2646]

WorldNomads.com's roving medical expert and afficionado of Adventure Travel Health, Dr. Erik McLaughlin MD , suggests that travellers to Nigeria and Western Africa should review their immunization history in light of a recent polio outbreak.... Read more >

Tags: adventure doc, africa, dr. erik mclaughlin, immunization, nigeria, polio, travel-alert, travel-health, vaccinations

Am I at risk of DVT?

WORLDWIDE | Wed, 7 Jan 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [2717]

Most international travelers are used to having to sit in the same position, for long periods of time.  Airline travel is a prime example of this and is often a necessary evil of discovering new places.  Long-distance travel carries with it a risk ... Read more >

Tags: dr. erik mclaughlin, dvt, long-haul, non-destination, travel-health, travel-safety

Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE | Mon, 29 Dec 2008 | By safetyhub | Views [1805]

An outbreak of Cholera continues to wreak havoc in Zimbabwe, according to WHO reports .  December 1st saw over 11,000 cases and 484 deaths from Cholera, since August 2008.  Zimbabwe has been the site for previous Cholera outbreaks in 1999 and ... Read more >

Tags: adventure doc, cholera, dr. erik mclaughlin, health, travel-alert, travel-health, who, zimbabwe

 

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