Are your shots up to date? Come in for a doctor checkup and get vaccinated for peace of mind.
Now is also the perfect time to hop on a plane or escape on a vacation cruise out of Galveston. But if you are going somewhere tropical, you should come in first for a quick doctor checkup.
We offer all kinds of preventive treatments and vaccinations. So if you’re contemplating a trip overseas, come talk to us about any medical precautions you might want to consider, including vaccines and boosters for the flu, viral pneumonia, tetanus, hepatitis, meningitis, whooping cough or preventive treatments for tropical diseases like malaria.
And, if you have traveled overseas recently and have come back experiencing problems, now is the time to come in and get checked out. Just give us a call at (713) 529-9224.
Are tourists bringing tropical diseases back to Houston?
You may have read in the news that visitors and residents returning to Houston from overseas may be bringing back some tropical diseases.
A recent study by Baylor College of Medicine researchers determined that Dengue Fever (typically found in Mexico, India, Indonesia and Brazil) has been detected in Houston. Be cautious and try to avoid mosquitoes wherever you travel – even when enjoying a ‘staycation’ right here at home in Houston.
Unlike malaria and other tropical diseases, Dengue Fever can also be transmitted by the type of mosquitoes commonly known as Asian Tigers. You’ll probably recognize these particularly aggressive mosquitoes as the ones that chase you relentlessly from the front door of your home all the way to the inside of your car.
Unfortunately Asian Tiger mosquitoes are active throughout the day, not just in the morning and at dusk. If you have concerns about any fever, rash or flu symptoms or any general health questions at all – give us a call at (713) 529-9224. You can come in for a quick visit and we’ll get you checked out right away.