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02/24/2021

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Hamilton’s COVID-19 vaccine program, slowed by a retooling of Pfizer’s European manufacturing facilities, is expected to...
02/02/2021
Hamilton’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics begin administering second doses

Hamilton’s COVID-19 vaccine program, slowed by a retooling of Pfizer’s European manufacturing facilities, is expected to start booking appointments for those needing a second dose from the city’s fixed clinic in about a week.

The city's medical officer health says the mobile clinic began second doses for long-term care and retirement homes on Sunday.

Hamilton's medical officer of health, Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, says COVID-19 outbreaks are on the rise even as the city...
01/19/2021
Hamilton's COVID-19 outbreaks on the rise as case numbers dip slightly | CBC News

Hamilton's medical officer of health, Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, says COVID-19 outbreaks are on the rise even as the city sees a slight dip in new cases, with 102 recorded on Monday.

Hamilton is reporting 102 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, six fewer than the 108 reported the previous day. There was one additional death reported in the last 24 hours, bringing that total to 220.

Which age group first receives the COVID-19 vaccine—old or young— may first depend on when the vaccine becomes available...
12/12/2020
Which Age Group—Old or Young—Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine First May Depend on Timing –

Which age group first receives the COVID-19 vaccine—old or young— may first depend on when the vaccine becomes available.

According to a team of researchers from the University of Waterloo and the University of Guelph:

"If vaccination starts sufficiently early in 2021, a strategy of vaccinating individuals 60 years of age and older will prevent the most deaths. But more surprisingly, we found that if the vaccine is not available until later in 2021, we might be able to prevent more deaths by first vaccinating younger age groups.."

A study shows giving the COVID-19 vaccine to seniors will prevent the most deaths only if it is administered widely enough in early 2021.

Lessons learned from 1918 influenza epidemic, referred to then as the Spanish flu. “The most important lesson of 1918, o...
03/18/2020
Opinion | The Single Most Important Lesson From the 1918 Influenza

Lessons learned from 1918 influenza epidemic, referred to then as the Spanish flu.

“The most important lesson of 1918, one that all the working groups on pandemic planning agreed upon: Tell the truth.”

Containment — the attempt to limit spread of a virus and even eliminate it — has failed.

Canadians with upcoming travel plans, in the middle of a trip, as well as those who have recently returned from overseas...
02/05/2020
Coronavirus Travel Advisory Canada: Here’s What Canadians Should Know –

Canadians with upcoming travel plans, in the middle of a trip, as well as those who have recently returned from overseas, are advised to become informed on the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Due to the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus, Canadian travellersu are advised to take precautions and avoid non-essential travel to Wuhan, China.

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate Dr. Owsianik's 40th Anniversary Party. He first opened his North End off...
08/11/2019

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate Dr. Owsianik's 40th Anniversary Party. He first opened his North End office on August 7, 1979, and we're looking forward to another 10 great years in Hamilton.

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate Dr. Owsianik's 40th Anniversary Party. He first opened his North End office on August 7, 1979, and we're looking forward to another 10 great years in Hamilton.

The Travel Doctor is located on the first floor of the Hamilton Port Authority building, 605 James Street North. Built i...
03/13/2019

The Travel Doctor is located on the first floor of the Hamilton Port Authority building, 605 James Street North. Built in 1952, this historical landmark is also wheelchair accessible.

Photo credit: Killerpm [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

In February, Measles, Polio, and Zika Virus outbreaks spread to popular destinations. The Travel Doctor shares how you c...
03/01/2019
Travel Health News - February 2019

In February, Measles, Polio, and Zika Virus outbreaks spread to popular destinations. The Travel Doctor shares how you can protect yourself.

Measles outbreaks keep spreading to popular travel destinations The CDC reports travel notices for Brazil, Colombia, Congo, England, France, Greece Indonesia, Isreal, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Moldova, the Phillippines, Romania, Serbia, and Ukraine

International Society of Travel Medicine
11/29/2018

International Society of Travel Medicine

🚨 LEVEL 2 ALERT 🚨 #Polio outbreak in Niger. @CDC recommends that all travellers to Niger be vaccinated fully against polio. Single lifetime adult booster dose of polio vaccine recommended for adults who completed routine series as children. More info: https://www.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/polio-niger

UPDATE: The CDC is now also warning travellers about a measles outbreak in Colombia, four days after outbreaks were repo...
11/27/2018
Measles Outbreaks Reported in Israel, New Zealand, Moldova, and Colombia [Updated]

UPDATE: The CDC is now also warning travellers about a measles outbreak in Colombia, four days after outbreaks were reported in Israel, New Zealand, and Moldova.

Protect yourself and get the MMR vaccine before heading to these destinations.

More info at the link:

Travellers planning trips to Israel, New Zealand, Moldova, or Colombia should get vaccinated against the measles before departing, warns the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On Nov. 16, the CDC released three separate travel alerts after health officials reported outbreaks of the

Are you planning a trip to Israel, New Zealand, or Moldova?Make sure you have been vaccinated against the measles before...
11/18/2018
Measles Outbreaks Reported in Israel, New Zealand, and Moldova

Are you planning a trip to Israel, New Zealand, or Moldova?

Make sure you have been vaccinated against the measles before leaving. Three separate outbreaks of the virus have been reported in each country.

Read our post for more info on how to protect yourself and your loved ones:

Travellers planning trips to Israel, New Zealand, or Moldova should get vaccinated against the measles before departing, warns the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On Nov. 16, the CDC released three separate travel alerts after health officials reported outbreaks of the virus in

“If you tell (patients) it’s a worm, they get all freaky,” he says. “I reassure them they’re not going to die from it.”A...
11/12/2018
Heading for a beach vacation? Beware the hookworm | The Star

“If you tell (patients) it’s a worm, they get all freaky,” he says. “I reassure them they’re not going to die from it.”

After reports of Ontario residents getting hookworm infections while in the Caribean, The Toronto Star talks to The Travel Doctor to learn how travellers can protect themselves.

Ontario vacationers’ feet infested with hookworms after walking barefoot during Caribbean holiday.

Travellers to Sengel should take steps to prevent mosquito bites amid an outbreak of dengue fever. Here are some tips fr...
11/09/2018
Bring Bug Protection! Dengue Fever Outbreak Reported in Senegal

Travellers to Sengel should take steps to prevent mosquito bites amid an outbreak of dengue fever.

Here are some tips from the CDC on how to avoid becoming prey to these blood-suckers:

Travelers headed to Senegal should take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites due to an outbreak of dengue fever. Health officials in the West African country have reported the spread of the viral disease, which is known to cause nausea, headache, fever, rash, vomiting, minor bleeding,

ALERT: Rubella Outbreak in JapanThe rubella virus is particularly dangerous to pregnant women and their babies.
10/26/2018
CDC Warns Pregnant Travellers about Rubella Outbreak in Japan

ALERT: Rubella Outbreak in Japan

The rubella virus is particularly dangerous to pregnant women and their babies.

Travellers headed to Japan should get vaccinated against rubella to protect themselves from an outbreak in the country, advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rubella is an infectious disease spread by sneezes and coughs. Also referred to as the "German Measles," it causes

A warning to travellers to Nigeria: The CDC reports there has been an ongoing outbreak of monkeypox in the country since...
10/18/2018
Monkeypox in Nigeria - Alert - Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions - Travel Health Notices | Travelers' Health | CDC

A warning to travellers to Nigeria:

The CDC reports there has been an ongoing outbreak of monkeypox in the country since September 2017.

While in most cases the illness lasts between 2 and 4 weeks, moneybox is fatal in 10% of cases.

Learn how to protect yourself:

An outbreak of monkeypox has been ongoing since September 2017 in Nigeria. Travelers to Nigeria should protect themselves from monkeypox by washing hands often with soap and water, and avoiding contact with animals or people that may be sick.

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Meet The Travel Doctor:"For a guy who has spent almost his entire career working two streets from where he grew up, Dr. ...
08/14/2018
Opinion | Mahoney: The Travel Doctor, despite his name, stays close to home these days

Meet The Travel Doctor:

"For a guy who has spent almost his entire career working two streets from where he grew up, Dr. Walter Owsianik has been, as they say, around the block...

Trained in tropical medicine, he's known as The Travel Doctor for his pioneering work in health advice and services, such as vaccinations, for travellers. His name even sounds like the word 'oceanic.'"

Dr. Walter Owsianik just celebrated the 35{+t}{+h}{+ }anniversary of his practice in the Harbour Commission building

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