Meningococcal Meningitis

You don't want meningococcal meningitis: high fever, vomiting, confusion, neck stiffness… death. It lurks in sub-saharan Africa. Don't be 'stiff-necked': it is vaccine preventable.

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Traveller’s Diarrhea

Traveller's diarrhea sidetracks 30 to 50% of travellers. Just think, you could spend your vacation staring at the back of a door instead of the ocean vista.

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Why Vaccinate

Many African and South American countries won't let you cross their border without the yellow fever vaccine. Unless you work for SEAL Team 6, start your planning with us.

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Malaria smites 30,000 travellers per year. Real life isn't like Twilight. Dating malaria vampires might send you into the sunset.

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Rabies is the only viral infection that is universally fatal

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Altitude Sickness

High Altitude Illness (HAI) is a very significant medical risk, especially with abrupt ascent above 2,500 meters.

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Jet Lag

Jet lag occurs when the body’s internal clock is out of sync with the day-night cycle at the destination time zone, effected by a traveler crossing several time zones rapidly.

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Sun Safety

Ramifications of overexposure to the sun include sunburns, wrinkling, premature skin aging, and skin cancer, including melanoma. Contrary to popular opinion, tanned skin can also indicate skin damage.

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Medical Kits

International travellers should carry a simple medical kit that allows them to manage pre-existing medical conditions and treat minor injuries and health problems related to travel.

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Travelling Pregnant

International travel is safe for the majority of pregnant women, though risks common to all pregnancies are significant and require careful pre-departure preparation.

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Travelling with Children

Travelling with children can be a very rewarding experience. To maximize the adventure of international travel, be informed of vulnerabilities, be vigilant for potential risks, and be safety conscious.

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Post-travel: Parasites

Has your skin ever touched tropical soil? Have you had any fresh water exposure, such as swimming? Complete this post-travel parasite check.

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About Us

Since 1936, International Medical Services (IMS) has strategically promoted safety and travel illness prevention. We have extensive experience sending short and long term expatriates to every continent and major travel destination (including Antarctica).

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International Medical Services

We've moved! Starting Monday, July 31, 2023, find us at our new location:

220 Duncan Mill Road, Suite 511
North York, ON M3B 3J5

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