In the past decade the world has been rocked by the addition of 2 new arthropod borne viruses ,chikungunya and Zika, that have added to the increasing global problem of dengue fever.Not only have these 3 viruses taken a major toll on populations in developing countries, they have also reached the shores of the United States where local transmission has occurred.Each of these viruses has a different but not dissimilar clinical picture making in difficult to determine which one has affected a returned traveller. The diagnostic approach to these infections is similar with rapid diagnostics used early, followed by serologic diagnosis.If the latter is done too early a negative test is guaranteed. Furthermore, there are strict criteria on which travellers can be tested for Zika infection.In addition, the management of these infections may be completely contradictory with respect to whether NSAIDS are or are not contraindicated.
If we thought that fever and flu like symptoms were a headache for travellers , Zika comes along and makes our lives completely miserable, especially those of child bearing age.This the first mosquito-borne virus that can impact severely on our offspring through sexual transmission. Why has this happened and what can we do about it? Can we travel to Zika free countries, and if so ,to which ones ? .This presentation will inform you about the big 3 viruses , answer most of your questions, but leave some for the future.This speaker will probably be entertaining and politically incorrect.
Senior staff physician
Tropical Disease Unit Toronto General Hospital University of Toronto
Dr. Jay Keystone CM MD MSc (CTM) FRCPC is an expert in tropical and travel medicine.He is a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a frequent speaker on adult vaccines, tropical medicine and travellers’ health. He is the former president of the International Society of Travel Medicine, the clinical section of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and the Canadian Society of International Health. Currently, he is the director of the Medisys Travel Clinic in Toronto, and Queens travel clinic in Kingston .He is a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a frequent speaker on adult vaccines, tropical medicine and travellers’ health. .In 2016, he was awarded the Order of Canada for" his contribitions as a clinican and educator who has expanded the disciupline of travel and tropical medicine in Canda"
Thursday, November 23
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Thursday, November 23
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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