Items Tagged ‘International travel’

Ask the Doctors - How worried should we be about polio outbreaks elsewhere in the world?

April 16, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How worried should we be about polio outbreaks elsewhere in the world?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I heard about a polio outbreak in Nigeria. Might there be an outbreak here in the U.S.?   Polio is a crippling, and sometimes fatal, infectious disease that was once common in the United States. Caused by the polio virus, the disease was widespread among children. During the 1940s and ‘50s, outbreaks caused […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, International travel, polio, vaccinations


Pack these tips before you travel abroad with kids

June 27, 2016

Pack these tips before you travel abroad with kids

By Amy Albin amyalbin

If your family is planning to head to Mexico, Europe or beyond this summer, not only will your kids will be among the approximately 1.9 million children from the U.S. traveling abroad this year. They’ll also be among those exposed to new infections and health risks. Before you go, do a little planning to keep everyone […]

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Tags: chikungunya, DEET, dengue, diarrhea, Dr. Nava Yeganeh, infectious diarrhea, International travel, kids and travel, malaria, mosquito-borne illnesses, mosquitos, Pediatric International Travel and Adoption Clinic