Are YOU Spreading Measles?

Are YOU Spreading Measles?

Are YOU Spreading Measles? When measles outbreaks occur anywhere in the world at any time, unvaccinated travellers may be exposed, becoming infected and inadvertently spreading the disease when they travel to their home countries before they become ill (e.g., during...
Don’t Drink Raw Date-Palm Sap in Bangladesh

Don’t Drink Raw Date-Palm Sap in Bangladesh

Don’t Drink Raw Date-Palm Sap in Bangladesh In Bangladesh, raw date palm sap is collected during the cold season from mid-October to mid-March. Date palm sap harvesters (gachhis) shave one side of the date palm tree near the top in a V shape. They then place a bamboo...
Tips to Stay Safe at the Winter Olympics

Tips to Stay Safe at the Winter Olympics

Tips to Stay Safe at the Winter Olympics Here are some tips for travelling to Sochi and Russia for the Winter Olympics. Make sure your childhood vaccinations are up-to-date. Also vaccination against hepatitis A is a good idea (link to Sitata country description for...
“Cannibal Sandwiches” CAN BE BAD FOR YOU!

“Cannibal Sandwiches” CAN BE BAD FOR YOU!

“Cannibal Sandwiches” CAN BE BAD FOR YOU! Earlier this year in January, health authorities in Wisconsin received reports of seriously ill persons who were infected with the type of E.coli bacteria that can cause kidney failure. An investigation into the cause of the...