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Barefoot on the beach!

Who among us can’t wait to kick off our shoes and go for a barefoot walk on the beach? We are not going to say “don’t do this”, however we do have a few words of caution.

A parasite called Ancylostomatidae, part of the hook worm family, can cause a skin infection know as cutaneous larve migrans. The parasite can be excreted in the stool of cats and dogs,  where it can then be deposited in warm moist sand. If you happen to walk on infested sand, the parasite can burrow its way under your skin and cause severe swelling and itching. Symptoms can go away on their own in 2 to 4 weeks however if bothersome, treatment is available.
So prevention is always best! Look for stray cats and dogs on beaches and think about wearing water shoes or sandles when going for a walk. Wipe any part of your body that comes in contact with sand.
Are you heading on vacation soon? Huronia Travel Clinic provides individualized consultations and services to provide pre-travel advice that will help you to plan a healthy and enjoyable trip. Let our experts advise you on any health concerns with your chosen destination or what travel vaccines and prescriptions are recommended for your trip.
Book your appointment online today!
-HTC Team
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Planning a trip?

Planning a trip?

Summer is often a time when folks plan a winter vacation. As planning is half the fun, researching and planning now this gives you lots of time to think about where you might want to go and what you might want to do upon arriving in your destination. Our advice for what you might need for your trip, does depends on knowing the details about your trip: exactly where in the country of destination are you going? Rural often presents slightly more risk to a traveler, urban travel has different considerations. Staying with friends and relatives, while economical can present some challenges to your health. In our travel consultation, we can help sort out these issues and more.

Happy planning and book an appointment with Huronia Travel Clinic at least 6 weeks before you leave.

-HTC team

 

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Huronia Travel Clinic attends the International Society of Travel Medicine

The Huronia Travel Clinic team just returned from Barcelona, Spain from the 15th Congress of the International Society of Travel Medicine. There was great food and drink but also fantastic opportunities to network with other travel medicine practioners from all over the world! It is always an experience to rub shoulders with some of the world leaders in a specific field. Our practice patterns are consistent with our international colleagues on many interesting destinations and itineraries. We will continue to be at the forefront of travel medicine and be on top of any new and emerging trends at Huronia Travel Clinic.

We look forward to servicing your travel needs on your next adventure! 

 

 

Book an appointment with us today either by phone or use our online booking feature.

-HTC team

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Long + Winding Road

The long and winding road…as the Beatles’ song says, some of our travellers have very long, complex and varied itineraries but we love this kind of challenge at the Huronia Travel Clinic in Barrie. We often see folks who are travelling for several months and are not quite sure of their exact destinations or length of time they plan to spend is each place. No worries! We can help sort out what you might need and be respectful of your budget. Make an appointment today for a consultation for your trip.

-Laurie

Huronia Travel Clinic

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Yellow Fever in Brazil + Angola

SARS  (now more than a decade ago) taught us how an illness on the other side of the world can affect us. Well we are once again experiencing the impact of a disease Yellow Fever in Brazil and Angola; because of the outbreaks of Yellow Fever in these countries, the World Health organization has directed large quantifies of Yellow Fever vaccine to the health authorities in those countries  to help deal with the outbreak. Travel clinics in other parts of the world are being severely limited in their supply of vaccine. Health Canada is working on advising us of temporary solutions to assist our travellers when travelling to countries where Yellow Fever is a concern.

-Laurie

Huronia Travel Clinic

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Travel Clinic Fun!

Working in the Huronia Travel Clinic here in Barrie is so much fun! We get to meet the most interesting folks. Whether it’s large groups needing their consultations and vaccinations, or indivual families or couples traveling abroad. Today I saw a retired couple who are driving the Pan American highway all the way from Alaska to the tip of South America. How cool is that?

We had some very interesting discussions about what vaccines they might need including Yellow Fever (which fortunately they already had and Malaria, they are in and out of Malaria areas and of course all of the other mosquito born illnesses (Dengue, Zika etc.) that are endemic in many of the countries they are driving through. A very exciting trip!

 

– Laurie

Huronia Travel Clinic

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