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Travel Medicine

Travel Vaccinations and Travel Medicine

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If you travel for business or pleasure, a travel clinic you trust for vaccinations and counsel is integral. Yellow Fever vaccinations and other travel medicines are critical to your health care.

Today’s technology allows you to board a plane in one city and awake the next day two or three continents away. This degree of mobility is a major factor in the spread of infectious diseases. Protecting you while you’re traveling abroad is now more possible than ever. Health conditions vary from country to country and they often change rapidly. At Pearl Health Center our Travel specialists are dedicated to Travel Medicine, trained in the latest recommendations and requirements, and can adequately provide you with all of your Travel Medicine needs.

The Pearl Health Center is a Yellow Fever certified provider with the latest recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM). Come see us for the latest in immunizations, anti-malaria, and precaution advice. Our prices are competitive and when possible we are happy to bill your insurance.

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Travel Notices - CDC Travelers' Health

Travel notices are designed to inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues related to specific destinations. These issues may arise from disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, natural disasters, or other conditions that may affect travelers’ health.

Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda) hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013. CDC recommends that travelers to the Philippines take precautions to protect their health and safety.
Posted: April 10, 2014, 4:00 am
As of March 31, 2014, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) of Liberia reported confirmed cases of Ebola in Lofa District, Liberia. CDC recommends that travelers to Liberia avoid contact with blood and body fluids of infected people to protect themselves.
Posted: April 10, 2014, 4:00 am
According to the Ministry of Health of Guinea, cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Conakry, Guékédou, Kissidougou, Macenta, Dabola, and Djingaraye prefectures. There are confirmed cases in Liberia. Suspected cases in border areas of Sierra Leone are being investigated. CDC recommends that travelers to these areas avoid contact with blood and body fluids of infected people to protect themselves.
Posted: April 10, 2014, 4:00 am
The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) has reported an outbreak of chikungunya in the State of Yap.
Posted: April 10, 2014, 4:00 am
If you plan to travel to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, follow the recommendations to help you stay safe and healthy.
Posted: April 10, 2014, 4:00 am
In December 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported cases of chikungunya in Saint Martin. Additional cases were reported in other islands in the Caribbean. This is the first time that local transmission of chikungunya has been reported in the Americas.
Posted: April 10, 2014, 4:00 am
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there have been more than 400 confirmed human cases of avian influenza A (H7N9) with more than 125 deaths reported from China since April 2013 and one case from Malaysia. CDC recommends travelers not touch animals, eat food that is fully cooked, and practice regular hand washing to protect themselves.
Posted: April 10, 2014, 4:00 am
The Board for Health and Social Affairs of New Caledonia has confirmed an outbreak of Zika fever. CDC recommends that travelers to New Caledonia protect themselves from mosquito bites.
Posted: April 10, 2014, 4:00 am
In 2013, 194 cases of polio were reported from Somalia 14 polio cases were reported from Kenya and ten cases (one case in 2014) were reported from the Somali Region of Ethiopia. These are the first wild poliovirus cases reported in Somalia since 2007, in Kenya since July 2011, and in Ethiopia since 2008. CDC recommends that all travelers to Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia be fully vaccinated against polio. In addition, adults should receive a one-time booster dose of polio vaccine.
Posted: April 10, 2014, 4:00 am
As of April 3, 2014, 27 cases of polio have been reported from the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) since the outbreak began in 2013. Due to conflict in the region, immunization rates have dramatically decreased. CDC recommends that all travelers to Syria be fully vaccinated against polio. In addition, adults should receive a one-time booster dose of polio vaccine.
Posted: April 10, 2014, 4:00 am
According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Cuban health authorities have reported more than 700 cases of cholera, including 3 deaths, since July 2012. The outbreak is ongoing, and cases have been reported from the provinces of Artemisa, Camaguey, Granma, Guantanamo, Havana, and Santiago de Cuba. Several cases were reported in travelers returning from Cuba, including travelers from the United States.
Posted: April 10, 2014, 4:00 am
As of January 31, 2014, 3 cases of polio have been reported in Cameroon for 2014. There were also 4 cases reported in 2013. This outbreak of polio is the first reported in Cameroon since 2009.
Posted: April 10, 2014, 4:00 am
Health authorities in the Cook Islands have reported an outbreak of Zika fever. This is the first time that Zika fever has been reported in the Cook Islands. As of March 23, 2014, 49 laboratory-confirmed cases and 648 suspected cases have been reported. The areas of Rarotonga and Aitutaki are most affected by the outbreak. Health authorities are working to control the outbreak.
Posted: April 7, 2014, 4:00 am
As of March 20, 2014, 1 case of polio has been reported from Equatorial Guinea. The case is in Centro Sur Province close to the border with Cameroon, where an outbreak is already occurring. This is the first polio case reported from the country since 1999.
Posted: April 7, 2014, 4:00 am
According to the Iraqi Ministry of Health, as of March 21, 2014, 1 case of polio has been reported in a suburb northeast of Baghdad. This is the first polio case reported from Iraq since 2000.
Posted: April 7, 2014, 4:00 am
According to the Philippines Department of Health, 15,683 suspected cases of measles (3,434 confirmed cases) and 23 measles deaths were reported in the country from January 1 through February 15, 2014. CDC recommends that travelers to the Philippines protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles, particularly infants 6–11 months of age (1 dose of measles vaccine) and children 12 months of age or older (2 doses of measles vaccine). Clinicians should keep measles in mind when treating patients with fever and rash, especially if the patient has recently traveled internatio
Posted: March 18, 2014, 4:00 am
On January 28, 2014, the Ministry of Health of Chile confirmed their first locally acquired case of Zika fever in a resident of Easter Island. CDC recommends that travelers to Easter Island protect themselves from mosquito bites.
Posted: March 17, 2014, 4:00 am
The French Polynesia Department of Health has confirmed an outbreak of Zika fever in the islands of Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora Bora, Huahine, Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa, Ua Pou, Hao, Rangiroa, Fakarava, Tikehau, Takaroa Ahe and Arutua.
Posted: February 13, 2014, 5:00 am
An outbreak of cholera has been ongoing in the Dominican Republic since November 2010. Cases continue to be reported but in smaller numbers than earlier in the outbreak.
Posted: January 22, 2014, 5:00 am
An outbreak of cholera has been ongoing in Haiti since October 2010. Cases continue to be reported but in smaller numbers than earlier in the outbreak. Cases have been reported in all 10 departments of Haiti.
Posted: January 22, 2014, 5:00 am
On January 8, 2014, Canadian health officials reported a case of H5N1 avian influenza (sometimes called bird flu) in a Canadian traveler who had returned from Beijing, China. The traveler died.
Posted: January 17, 2014, 5:00 am
As of December 3, 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported 44 suspected cases of yellow fever, including 14 deaths, from October 3 to November 24, 2013.
Posted: January 8, 2014, 5:00 am
There have been 184 confirmed cholera cases, including one death, reported in Mexico since August 2013. Mexican health authorities continue to work to control the outbreak.
Posted: December 20, 2013, 5:00 am
As of November 11, 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported 7,132 confirmed measles cases in Turkey during 2013, up from approximately 700 reported cases in all of 2012. The Turkish Ministry of Health is working to address the outbreak.
Posted: December 20, 2013, 5:00 am
As of November 11, 2013, the World Health Organization has reported more than 6,300 confirmed measles cases in Indonesia during 2013. In July 2013, a US traveler returned from Indonesia with measles and spread the disease in a Texas community. In October, five Australians were diagnosed with measles after returning from Bali.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 5:00 am
Cases of respiratory illness caused by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been identified in multiple countries.
Posted: December 1, 2013, 5:00 am