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Measles Spreading in Europe: What Canadian Travellers Need to Know

Measles Spreading in Europe: What Canadian Travellers Need To Know

If you're planning a trip to Europe this summer, your pre-travel checklist just got a bit longer. Along with arranging your flight and accommodations, getting travel insurance and ensuring your passport is up-to-date, Canada's top doctor is urging you to add a measles vaccination to your to-do list. The highly-contagious disease is making a comeback ... Continue Reading

Zika Virus Reaches Florida – Should You Cancel Your Trip?

Virus Zika – Devriez-vous annuler votre voyage?

With its progress regularly reported in international news, especially given the recent Olympics in Brazil, the Zika virus has been making travellers nervous for months. It wasn't until recently though that it hit North Americans close to home when it was announced that mosquitoes in Miami were spreading the virus. Map Source: Centers for Disease ... Continue Reading

Road to Rio: 13 Tips to Stay Safe and Healthy While in Brazil for the Olympics

Road to Rio: 13 Tips to Stay Safe and Healthy While in Brazil for the Olympics

With the Rio Summer Olympics just days away, travellers to the area are encouraged to take precautions to stay safe and healthy. You've got your flight lined up. You've made sure your vaccinations are up-to-date, and you've packed your passport and travel insurance. But, before stepping on the plane, and taking your seat at Maracanã ... Continue Reading

Travelling to a Zika virus hot spot? What you need to know

The Zika virus, originally discovered in 1947 in a forest in Uganda after which the virus is named, has many travellers—especially pregnant travellers—wondering if they should cancel their upcoming trip. But what is the Zika virus, where is it found, and how do you get it? What is the Zika virus? The Zika virus, according ... Continue Reading

November The Most Dangerous Month For Pedestrians, Thanks To Time Change

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

Police offer tips on staying safe when you walk It’s the month when the temperature dips and the streets get a little quieter, but November is also the month when pedestrians are involved in the most collisions, according to Toronto Police. The end of Daylight Saving Time, which came into effect on November 1, plays ... Continue Reading