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Travel Medicine

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Deadly Bird Flu Strain Doesn’t Spread Easily to Humans

Outbreaks of a deadly strain of bird flu have infected poultry and wild birds across the globe. UH infectious disease specialist Keith Armitage, MD, answers common questions.

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How to Treat and Prevent Altitude Sickness

Heading to the mountains this winter to ski or hike? Don’t let a case of altitude sickness ruin your trip, or worse, put you in serious danger.

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Ear Popping, Pain or Pressure? When to Be Concerned

Painful popping, ear fullness or muffled hearing is often caused by Eustachian tube dysfunction.

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Respiratory Viruses on the Rise? Yes, But No Need to Panic

During the pandemic, social distancing and masking made respiratory illnesses almost obsolete. They’re making a comeback, but aren’t usually a serious health threat.

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What to Know About Malaria After Cases Found in U.S.

It’s unusual to catch malaria in the United States, but a few recent cases in Texas and Florida remind us that the mosquito-borne disease can happen here.

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How to Travel Smart: A Checklist to Stay Healthy

With summer travel heating up, some advance planning is the key to having a great vacation. Our experts share their tips.

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Protect Yourself Against Yellow Fever Before Traveling To Africa or South America

Travelers can protect themselves by getting a yellow fever vaccine and guarding against mosquito bites.

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Traveling to Ghana: What You Need To Know

Interest has grown in travel to Ghana, a popular tourist destination in West Africa. That means demand for vaccinations and other health services recommended for travel to the region are also on the rise.

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