Centrepointe Medical Consultants
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Traveller's Diarrhea
  • Meningococcal Disease
  • Yellow Fever
  • Rabies
  • Cholera
  • Influenza
  • Polio
  • Malaria

Vaccinate Before Visiting India, Southeast and Continental Asia

Whether you're travelling to India, Vietnam, the Philippines or other Asian destination, make sure to take a look at the list of the recommended vaccinations. Centrepoint Health Consultants in Ottawa offers travel health consultations in addition to vaccines that should help you fend off the following conditions:

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

Typhoid Fever

Traveller's Diarrhea

Japanese Encephalitis

Rabies

Cholera

Polio

Influenza

Malaria

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a disease caused by a virus that affects the liver. It causes flu-like symptoms: stomach pain and jaundice. Jaundice makes your skin and eyes look yellow.


Hepatitis A is spread through contaminated food and/or water, as well as from person to person. It is relatively common in tropical and developing countries in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean. You should also consider vaccination when travelling to Latin and South America, Greenland, Asia and certain destinations in Europe.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a disease caused by a virus that affects the liver. It causes flu-like symptoms, stomach pain and jaundice. Jaundice makes your skin and eyes look yellow.


Hepatitis is spread through contaminated/infected blood and body fluids, such as semen and sperm. Hepatitis B is prevalent all over the world, and it is the most common sexually transmitted disease. It can be contracted in Africa, East Asia, the Americas and Europe.


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Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis is endemic in Asia, Southeast Asia and the eastern area of Russia, with cases also occurring in Australia. It can lead to death in 30% of cases and neuropsychiatric sequelae in 50% of survivors.

Traveller's Diarrhea

Traveller's Diarrhea is the most common medical problem among travellers to developing countries. The disease can begin suddenly. It can be hard to cope with in an unfamiliar place. It usually takes 3-5 days, but it can last 2 weeks or more.


People are more likely to get traveller's diarrhea from consuming contaminated or uncooked food or water. Consider vaccinating against traveller's diarrhea when going to Central and South America, Asia and certain destinations in Europe.

Rabies

Rabies is common in many developing countries in the Americas, Asia and Europe. Vaccinations are especially recommended to those travelling to Mexico and India. Rabies has a high mortality rate.

Cholera

Cholera is an acute bacterial infection which causes severe diarrhea and dehydration. Without treatment, it can be fatal. Cholera is found in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, as well as some parts of the Americas and Europe.

Polio

Wild Poliovirus was eradicated in the Western Hemisphere in 1991. However, an outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 occurred in the Dominican Republic and Haiti in July 2001.


Reservoir countries in Africa and Asia include Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Angola, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan and Tajikistan. Cases of polio also occur in Australia.


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Malaria

Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. People with malaria often experience fever, chills, and flu-like illness. Left untreated, they may develop severe complications and die. Each year, 350-500 million cases of malaria occur in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Australia and Europe, and over one million people die. Most of them are young children in sub-Saharan Africa.

In addition to vaccination services, Centrepointe Medical Consultants offers malaria diagnosis and treatment. If you think you may have contracted malaria, contact us immediately.

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