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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.

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. CDC recommends that travelers to the Caribbean protect themselves from mosquito bites.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 4:00 am
In June 2014, El Salvador reported locally transmitted cases for the first time in Central America. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with chikungunya and are spreading it to people. Local transmission of chikungunya is now being reported in other countries in Central America. CDC recommends that travelers to the Central America protect themselves from mosquito bites.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 4:00 am
The purpose of this alert is to notify travelers that a small number of Ebola cases have been reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and to inform travelers of actions they can take to reduce their risk of getting the disease.
Posted: October 15, 2014, 4:00 am
CDC urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia because of unprecedented outbreaks of Ebola in those countries. CDC recommends that travelers to these countries protect themselves by avoiding contact with the blood and body fluids of people who are sick with Ebola.
Posted: October 15, 2014, 4:00 am
CDC urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone because of unprecedented outbreaks of Ebola in those countries. CDC recommends that travelers to these countries protect themselves by avoiding contact with the blood and body fluids of people who are sick with Ebola.
Posted: October 15, 2014, 4:00 am
CDC urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone because of unprecedented outbreaks of Ebola in those countries. CDC recommends that travelers to these countries protect themselves by avoiding contact with the blood and body fluids of people who are sick with Ebola.
Posted: October 15, 2014, 4:00 am
According to the European Centre for Disease Control, 6 people were infected with schistosomiasis on the island of Corsica (France). All of the travelers were exposed to the freshwater in the Cavu River and had not traveled to other areas where schistosomiasis is known to occur. In June 2014, the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance established a screening program for people that reported contact with the Cavu River during 2011-2013. Since then 54 cases have been reported among French residents.
Posted: October 9, 2014, 4:00 am
According to the World Health Organization, 40,169 suspected cases of measles, including 14,702 confirmed cases and 88 measles deaths, were reported in the Philippines from January 1 through July 20, 2014. CDC recommends that travelers to the Philippines protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles. Clinicians should keep measles in mind when treating patients with fever and rash, especially if the patient has recently traveled internationally.
Posted: October 9, 2014, 4:00 am
According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, as of August 11, 2014, 5 cases have been reported in Somalia for 2014. In 2013, 194 cases of polio were reported from Somalia. These are the first wild poliovirus cases reported in Somalia since 2007. CDC recommends that all travelers to Somalia be fully vaccinated against polio. In addition, adults should receive a one-time booster dose of polio vaccine.
Posted: October 9, 2014, 4:00 am
According the Japanese Ministry of Health, 151 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported in Japan, as of September 29, 2014. Most cases have been in people who were in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo. However, there are 24 cases not associated with Yoygi Park. This is the first time since World War II that locally transmitted cases of dengue have been reported in Japan. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with dengue virus and are spreading it to people. Travelers can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites.
Posted: October 9, 2014, 4:00 am
In December 2013, French Guiana reported locally transmitted cases for the first time in South America. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with chikungunya and are spreading it to people. CDC recommends that travelers to the South America protect themselves from mosquito bites.
Posted: October 8, 2014, 4:00 am
For the first time, locally transmitted cases of chikungunya have been reported in American Samoa. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with chikungunya and are spreading it to people. CDC recommends that travelers to American Samoa protect themselves from mosquito bites.
Posted: October 8, 2014, 4:00 am
According to UNICEF, more than 15,400 cases and 126 deaths from cholera have been reported in Ghana as of September 8, 2014. Many cases have been in the Great Accra region, including in the districts of Accra Metro and La Dad Kotopon. CDC recommends that travelers to Ghana protect themselves from cholera by following food and water precautions.
Posted: October 3, 2014, 4:00 am
The annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is among the largest mass gatherings in the world. Hajj draws about 3 million Muslims from around the world, and more than 11,000 Americans make the pilgrimage each year. This year, Hajj will take place from approximately October 2–7, 2014. Umrah is a similar pilgrimage that can be undertaken at any time of the year.
Posted: September 30, 2014, 4:00 am
For the first time, locally transmitted cases of chikungunya have been reported in Samoa. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with chikungunya and are spreading it to people. CDC recommends that travelers to Samoa protect themselves from mosquito bites.
Posted: September 9, 2014, 4:00 am
CDC has received reports of more than 6 patients with suspected acute muscular sarcocystosis. Because sarcocystosis is spread through food or water contaminated with animal waste, travelers are advised to avoid contact with animals, to eat and drink safe food and water, and to wash hands frequently.
Posted: September 5, 2014, 4:00 am
According to the World Health Organization, about 10,850 suspected measles cases were reported in Vietnam as of August 4, 2014. CDC recommends that travelers to Vietnam 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 internationally.
Posted: September 2, 2014, 4:00 am
As of August 11, 2014, 5 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: August 11, 2014, 4:00 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: August 4, 2014, 4:00 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: August 4, 2014, 4:00 am
There were 3 confirmed cases in Hidalgo state. These are the first confirmed cases of cholera in Mexico in 2014. There were 187 confirmed cholera cases, including one death, reported in Mexico in 2013.
Posted: August 4, 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: August 4, 2014, 4:00 am
According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, in 2013, 10 cases (1 case in 2014) were reported from the Somali Region of Ethiopia. These are the first wild poliovirus cases reported in Ethiopia since 2008. CDC recommends that all travelers to Ethiopia be fully vaccinated against polio. In addition, adults should receive a one-time booster dose of polio vaccine.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 4:00 am
According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, as of July 15, 2014, 2 cases of polio have been reported in a near Baghdad. Before 2014, no cases had been reported from Iraq since 2000.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 4:00 am
According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, 36 cases (1 case in 2014) 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: July 25, 2014, 4:00 am
As of July 15, 2014, 5 cases of polio have been reported from Equatorial Guinea. Before 2014, no cases had been reported in Equatorial Guinea since 1999. CDC recommends that all travelers to Equatorial Guinea be fully vaccinated against polio. In addition, adults should receive a one-time booster dose of polio vaccine.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 4:00 am
Cases of MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) have been identified in multiple countries in the Arabian Peninsula. There have also been cases in several other countries in travelers who have been to the Arabian Peninsula and, in some instances, their close contacts. If you are traveling to countries in or near the Arabian Peninsula,* CDC recommends that you pay attention to your health during and after your trip.
Posted: May 21, 2014, 4:00 am