June 28, 2016

Norovirus infection is characterized by abdominal cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea that lasts 1-3 days.  It may also increase the risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome, and cause chronic diarrhea in immunocompromised or elderly individuals.  It is spread by three d...

June 23, 2016

Chagas is a disease affecting 6-7 million people, mostly in Latin America.  Its long term complications affect the heart, and it is thought to be the leading cause of cardiomyopathy amongst young Latin Americans.

The infection is spread by a parasite in the feces of the...

June 6, 2016

Travel to an area over 2500m (Cusco, Quito, La Paz, Kilimanjaro, Lhasa are some popular high altitude destinations) can put you at risk of altitude illness, caused by less oxygen in the air.  Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and high...

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