Medisys Travel Health Alert: Tick Safety

Ticks are small biting creatures that can range in size from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a match head! Ticks are found throughout the world and can transmit a number of viral and bacterial infections from relatively minor, to very serious. For example, African tick bite fever, which is caused by a […]

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New Malaria vaccine could save tens of thousands of children

  • May 03, 2017
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  • Travel Health

    Dr. Jay Keystone C.M. is the Director of the Medisys Travel Clinic in Toronto, a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also a world-renowned travel physician and an expert in tropical and infectious disease. In 2015, his work earned him to be recipient of the Order of Canada.

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Dr. Jay Keystone, Director of Travel Health, comments on malaria vaccine report and its relevance to travellers. The World Health Organization announced that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will be the three countries selected to test the world’s first malaria vaccine, the pilot will begin next year.  More than 200 million people are infected with malaria […]

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Is Zika taking a bite out of your travel plans this winter?

  • November 04, 2016
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  • Travel Health

    Dr. Jay Keystone C.M. is the Director of the Medisys Travel Clinic in Toronto, a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also a world-renowned travel physician and an expert in tropical and infectious disease. In 2015, his work earned him to be recipient of the Order of Canada.

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Looking for personalized travel health advice? Enter your information below and a representative will contact you soon. Dr. Jay Keystone, Director of Travel Health at Medisys, answers your burning questions about Zika and travelling south of the border this winter. Q: Is there a risk of contracting Zika in Florida? A: Yes, there is a risk of […]

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tips for staying healthy at resorts

Dr. Jay Keystone, Director of Medisys Travel Clinic in Toronto, shares 10 tips for staying healthy at resorts

  • March 15, 2016
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  • Travel Health

    Dr. Jay Keystone C.M. is the Director of the Medisys Travel Clinic in Toronto, a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also a world-renowned travel physician and an expert in tropical and infectious disease. In 2015, his work earned him to be recipient of the Order of Canada.

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Basic hygiene and simple preparations can help you make the most of your holiday Canadians love the Caribbean: They made almost 3.5 million visits to Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas in 2014, the most recent year for which Statistics Canada data is available. Still, even luxury resorts can carry a few common […]

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Director of Medisys Travel Clinic provides information about the Zika virus

Dr. Jay Keystone, Director of Medisys Travel Clinic in Toronto, provides information about the Zika virus

  • March 15, 2016
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  • Travel Health

    Dr. Jay Keystone C.M. is the Director of the Medisys Travel Clinic in Toronto, a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also a world-renowned travel physician and an expert in tropical and infectious disease. In 2015, his work earned him to be recipient of the Order of Canada.

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Background: Zika virus is a flavivirus related to yellow fever, West Nile virus, dengue fever and Japanese encephalitis. It was first discovered in a rhesus monkey in the Zika forest of Uganda in 1947. Until recently, outbreaks have been concentrated in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus transmitted primarily by […]

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Jet lag Problem? Seven Helpful Tricks to Reset Your Body Clock

Got Jet lag? Seven Helpful Tricks to Reset Your Body Clock

  • December 23, 2014
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  • Travel Health

    Amra graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology & Genetics, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Science in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner. Amra maintains a special interest in travel medicine and immunizations. She also has a keen interest in education and is an Adjunct Professor at the UBC School of Nursing teaching in the Master’s program.

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We’ve all suffered from it. After taking a flight across two or more time zones, you might find yourself craving an omelette in the middle of the night or ready for a good night’s sleep…at 9 a.m. It’s called jet lag, and it’s caused by the temporary difference between the sleep and wake cycle generated […]

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