Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) — What you need to know

By Stephen Scherer / February 26, 2020

  Before travel:   Because of the novel (new) coronav READ MORE >>

CHOLERA — Avoiding This Deadly Risk While Traveling

By Stephen Scherer / April 17, 2019

Cholera is an acute intestinal infection causing profuse watery diarrhea, vomiting, circulatory collapse and shock. Many cholera infections are associated with a profuse loss of bodily fluids, and if left untreated, 25-50% of severe cholera cases can READ MORE >>

FLU Shots 2018 – The Essentials to Know

By Stephen Scherer / November 17, 2018

With flu season approaching, it’s important to start thinking about the flu shot.
According to the CDC, an annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of getting sick with seasonal flu and spr READ MORE >>

Listeriosis in South Africa – Travel Advisory

By Stephen Scherer / March 19, 2018

What is listeriosis?

Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by the germ Listeria monocytogenes. The illness usually starts 1 to 4 weeks after eating cert READ MORE >>

Caribbean Travel After the Hurricanes – Preventing the Increased Health Risks

By Stephen Scherer / November 17, 2017

Beginning on September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma crossed the Caribbean, followed on September 16 by READ MORE >>

INFLUENZA – “The Real Flu”

By Stephen Scherer / September 24, 2017

   INFLUENZA – “The Real Flu”  Influenza (the "flu") is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. In this country, serious outcomes READ MORE >>

Advice for Travelers on Travelers Diarrhea

By Stephen Scherer / January 21, 2015

Traveler’s diarrhea is considered the most predictable illness related to travel. The actual impact on travelers is between 30 and 70 percent, depending on the destination. In the past, this issue was believed to be preventable if a traveler used t READ MORE >>

Important Information about the Zika Virus for Travelers

By Stephen Scherer / January 21, 2015

Traveling abroad is a popular activity for many Americans. Regardless of whether this travel is for business or pleasure, or for a religious or medical aid mission, being fully aware of the environment you will be entering is important. A vital part READ MORE >>

Tips to Prevent Malaria while Traveling Abroad

By Stephen Scherer / January 21, 2015

In humans, malaria is the result of exposure to one of four different protozoan species. Each of the four species has to be transmitted by an infected, female mosquito. There are some situations where the transmission of malaria occurs congenitally ( READ MORE >>