Protecting Canadian travellers: Prevention is better than cure

Keystone, Jay S.
February 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/12/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 4, p373
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the protection of Canadian travellers against travel-related illneses. He notes that the rates of illness and death from vaccine- and drug-preventable diseases increased or remained unchanged, notwithstanding the growing number of travel clinics in the country. He notices that travellers with the highest illness risk are the least likely to seek pre-travel health advice. He stresses that if one can afford to travel, one can afford to pay for such vaccines.


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