SORTING OUT MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINES Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection that causes meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain), septicemia (blood infection), and other infections (joint, ear, etc.). This disease has a very rapid onset and people can become deathly ill in less than 24 hours. Death occurs in 10-40% of cases and other […]Read More
Planning a Cruise to relax and see the world? Don’t spoil your vacation with an unexpected illness. Follow our tips for a safe and healthy trip abroad! 1. Bring a hand sanitizer and wash your hands. The most effective way to avoid getting Norovirus or other illnesses, is to thoroughly wash your hands. After using […]Read More
Planning a vacation while pregnant? Make sure your primary care provider for the pregnancy is aware that you are planning to travel. It is important to make sure that there are no risk factors such as ectopic pregnancy, bleeding, etc. Ideally, one should not travel when pregnant; but if you plan to anyway, try not […]Read More
This year, the Hajj will take place from October 2nd to October 7th. Crowds at mass gatherings pose unique health risks. A certificate of vaccination with the quadrivalent (A, C, Y, W-135) vaccine against meningitis is required no less than 10 days before arrival in Saudi Arabia. The vaccine is good for 3 years. […]Read More
Here are some tips and precautions for parents planning to travel with young children:
1. When using sunscreen, apply it first and wait 30 minutes before applying the DEET repellent.
2. Always read the entire label carefully before using repellents. Adults should apply repellent for children. Do not allow children to apply it themselves.
3. Avoid applying repellent to children’s hands to reduce the chance of getting the repellent in their eyes and mouths.