Antimalarial Update

A generic version of Malarone became available last week. My pharmacist says it can be somewhat difficult to get right now. 

I filled my prescription for Malarone on Monday and paid the name brand drug copay, $40, Cheryl filled her the next day and paid the generic...

Malaria in Burma/Myanmar

Most of Myanmar is a malarial risk area. All areas other than the cities of Yangon and Mandalay and areas over 1000 meters in altitude are considered malarial risk. Burma has more deaths from malaria than any other Asian country. That’s a pretty shocking statistic for...

What Every Traveler Needs to Know About Influenza

Influenzas:  Avian Flu, H1N1 (Swine flu) and other upper respiratory viral illnesses Almost annually, there is a warning about a new flu strain that could impact on travelers. Often people forget that the seasonal influenza kills tens of thousands of people each year...