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Yosemite N’atl Park Search and Rescue by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A great article can be found in the WMS (wilderness medical society) Journal called Search and Rescue in Yosemite National Park: A 10 year review by Eric Hung and David ... Read on »
Cholera and Diarrheal activity by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine What is happening with diarrheal illnesses. If your destination/location is on the list, be careful! Condensed from Promed Hanoi, Vietnam A new outbreak involving a ... Read on »
Rift Valley Fever in Sudan by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine WHO has confirmed that an outbreak in Sudan, originally thought to be Yellow Fever is actually Rift Valley Fever.  Areas named included: White Nile, Sennar, and Jazee ... Read on »
Congo railways underwater by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Brazzaville, Congo is having some railway problems, due to recent flooding.  This is a problem for those looking to use the railway, which links the city of Brazzaville ... Read on »
Fiji Tourist Problems by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Caution should be used when traveling in Fiji, especially in the capital of Suva.  According to the UK Foreign/Common Wealth Office, there are some reports of military c ... Read on »
Mosquito Bite Prevention by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Mosquito Bite Prevention 700,000,000 people get a disease from a mosquito, each year. Of those diseases, 1 out of 17 people currently alive will die from the disease. ... Read on »
Travel with Children by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Traveling with Children I know a lot of people that think they cannot take that dream vacation because they “have kids”. I also know a lot of adults that are wonderfu ... Read on »
Nicaragua and Leptospirosis by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It appears that recent flooding in Nicaragua has caused an increase in reported/diagnosed cases of leptospirosis. Managua and the cities of Chinandega and Puerto Sandin ... Read on »
Mexico floods by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Mexican state of Tabasco continues to suffer from the flooding, even as the waters are beginning to receed.  Concerns over potable drinking water and disease outbrea ... Read on »
Acetazolamide doses by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Dosage of Acetazolamide for AMS Prophylaxis I got a pretty heated e-mail about my advice to use a 125 mg BID (twice per day) dose of acetazolamide for AMS prevention. ... Read on »
Malaria defeat in Zanzibar and a New Resource by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/87445.php Impressive Results follow Zanzibar’s Attack on Malaria This is a pretty optimistic article on the advances of malar ... Read on »
Geography Knowledge by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine One of the unique requirements of Travel and Expedition Medicine, besides the medical part, is a knowledge of geography. Where is the latest outbreak? Where is my ... Read on »
Wilderness Medicine Newsletter by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I came across an amazing resource, the other day, http://wildernessmedicinenewsletter.wordpress.com/. This is actually an older site that I am embarassed to have just ... Read on »
Common Problems in Endurance Athletes-Review by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Common Problems in Endurance Athletes http://www.aafp.org/afp/20070715/237.html David D. Cosca, MD and Franco Navazio MD, PHD American Family Physician 2007;76:2 ... Read on »
Explorers Web: Good Stuff! by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine www.ExplorersWeb.com is a website I have been subscribing to for a while now. If you have never been there, it is pretty amazing. The page is about all types of expediti ... Read on »
Intro to Travel Medicine by Peter Leggat by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/lecture/lec19341/index.htm This is part of a lecture series on Travel Medicine by Dr. Peter Leggat for James Cook University, Australia. ... Read on »
Cholera/Diarrheal Illness Updates by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Promed has posted some new updates and it looks like Vietnam is getting into some trouble. 1216 people form 13 provinces have contracted acute diarrheal illness. This is ... Read on »
Plague in Arizona by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Nobody ever likes seeing their home state listed on Promed Mail. The Associated Press ran an article about a wildlife biologist, involved with the cougar tracking progra ... Read on »
Tropical Medicine Vignette by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Here is the latest tropical medicine vignette from the McGill-CanTropMed listserv. Each month they send out a new picture and brief information on a tropical medicine d ... Read on »
Travel with Diabetes and Insulin by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine There is also a lot of questions about crossing datelines/timezones and “when do I take my insulin”. Elain Jong’s book, Travel Medicine Manual, has a great table. In sum ... Read on »