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Travel Health

Sunscreen and Sun Exposure Tips

Ever wondered what the SPF number meant on your sunscreen bottle? Sun protection factor (SPF) is a measurement used for determining a sunscreens effectiveness against ultraviolet rays (UV rays, or UVR).  There are three different types of UV rays, but UVB is what causes sunburn.  When we look at the number associated with SPF, it…

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An Overview of the Zika Virus Disease

About Zika Virus The World Health Organization has described the Zika virus as a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern”1. The recent concern among travel health providers stems from the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil in May 2015.  The Zika virus has been shown to cause some neurological disorders like microcephaly in newborns and Guillain-Barre…

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