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

Travel Health and Immunization in Ottawa

Even though Europe may not be the first place that crosses your mind when you think about travel vaccination, the Canadian government advises to exercise certain degree of caution when travelling to some European countries.


Contact Centrepointe Medical Consultants in Ottawa to find out whether you should be vaccinated against one or more of the following diseases:

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

Typhoid Fever

Traveller's Diarrhea

Rabies

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, and Asia.

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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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 North and South America, Asia and Europe. Vaccinations are especially recommended to those travelling to Mexico and India. Rabies has a high mortality rate.


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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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