unless necessary in severely
immune deficient travelers.
People with severe immune
deficiency or those with altered digestive functions (like Crohn's Disease
or Ulcerative Colitis) are also at very high risk for Traveler's Diarrhea.
In these people, antibiotics taken before the trip, if carefully chosen for
short durations, may prevent disease. For normal, healthy adults, preventative
antibiotics are not recommended. See the section on Traveler's
Diarrhea for more on diarrhea self-treatment.
HIV positive travelers
may be refused Visas or entry into some countries. Casual travelers are usually
not refused but people seeking work Visas are often required to have documentation
of HIV status. Although their cause may restrict some human rights, those
who are HIV positive or gay/lesbian should be knowledgeable about the society
views of the country they are going to before they visit. Since many assumed
rights and privileges might not exist where they are going.
Many people are concerned
about the necessity and safety of vaccines given for routine health, occupational
exposure, and exotic travel. We have compiled information showing the safety
and benefits of vaccinations for Canadians at the Canadian Immunization Awareness
Website under the document " Why Vaccines work" at this link http://www.immunize.cpha.ca/english/resourc2.htm
Please feel free to visit
this site and our many other links.
It is best to check with the local Canadian Embassy to confirm the most recent
Visa and immigration requirements before you leave.