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ebola-west-africa

Let's get a few things out of the way: the latest outbreak of Ebola is the worst on record. Nearly 900 people have died as of this writing. While the number of cases is falling in Guinea - the country where the outbreak started - the disease is now circulating in two neighboring countries - [...]

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Jordan Travel Health Guide

Jordan travel health guide

Home to Bedouin nomads, the ancient city of Petra, countless camels and a delightful capital city (Amman), Jordan has grown in popularity as a tourist destination, despite regional strife. While there have been travel warnings issued to many countries in the Middle East, Jordan has remained a safe place to travel. But what about travel [...]

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Bana rehydration drink

We've written about oral rehydration salts before. Today, we are going to review a rehydration drink that we recently sampled. Disclaimer: we were sent a free sample of this product. However, we are under no obligation whatsoever to review this product favorably. What follows is our opinion and ours alone. If you've read our previous [...]

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chigger

Some of you saw this title and you remembered the itch. That incessant itching. I mean mosquitoes put in a good effort, but chiggers win all the awards when it comes to inspiring manic itching. And some of you probably have no idea what a chigger is, in which case you should read on. Contrary [...]

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Colombia Travel Health Guide

Colombia travel health

You got your beaches, your rainforest, your mouth watering arepas and your salsa dancing. What else is there, really? Colombia is indeed one of the world's most overlooked travel destinations. A legacy of violent crime and guerrilla warfare hangs over the country, but times have changed, and Colombia is no longer the place that it [...]

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travel health things you are doing wrong

You've taken out travel insurance, you've visited a travel health clinic, and you even have a first aid kit already assembled. That's great. Despite your preparedness, there is a good chance you are still doing something wrong. This list will set you straight. It doesn't matter where you are going, you should have a basic [...]

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one woman's story of schistosomiasis infection in England

This is a post from a reader. She has been battling ongoing Schistosomiasis/Bilharzia infection while simultaneously dealing with a British healthcare system that has systematically failed to diagnose and treat the disease. Here is her story: Beware of the temptation to paddle or swim in freshwater pools unless you are sure it is safe to [...]

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caring for your hair on the road

Raise your hand if you want to deal with hair care while traveling? No one? Ok, in that case, we are going to break it down in plain terms how to take care of your hair without wasting time, spending too much money or carrying around too many products and accessories. This article is admittedly [...]

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mosquito myths and facts

Here is one thing you do know: it takes exactly one mosquito in your room for you to have a sleepless night. You are also probably aware that mosquitoes transmit diseases, including malaria, one of the deadliest infectious diseases on the planet. I would put money down, however, that you don't know most of the [...]

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Jamaica Travel Health Guide

Jamaica travel health information

The third largest island in the Caribbean, Jamaica regularly attracts tourists from all over the world. Beaches are the main draw, but rum, reggae and jerk chicken may do it for other folks. On the windward side of the mountains in Jamaica, you can expect a tropical climate. Tropical climates typically carry certain travel health [...]

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