Do you feel sick after travelling?
The Odyssey physicians are well versed in the approach to illnesses acquired abroad. Common post-travel complaints include fever, diarrhea, and skin conditions. Our team includes four physicians with a Diploma of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and an Infectious Diseases Specialist who is a recognized expert in tropical medicine.
What is tropical medicine?
Tropical medicine relates to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases occurring or acquired in tropical or subtropical countries. See our Prevention page to explore tropical diseases.
Do you have a fever?
If you have returned from travelling outside of Canada and are experiencing a fever there are many possible causes. The most serious concern is malaria, which is a parasitic infection that is passed by the bite of a mosquito and can be potentially fatal. If you experience fever or other flu-like symptoms within 3-6 months of visiting a malaria-risk area, you must be tested for malaria. Seek immediate medical attention at an emergency department and emphasize your concern about malaria. Other possible causes include, but are not limited to: Dengue, Chikungunya, Influenza, Typhoid
Do you have other symptoms?
If you are experiencing symptoms that you feel are related to your past travels, see your family doctor or call us at 403-210-4770 to book an appointment with one of our physicians with tropical medicine experience.
What will it cost?
A consultation with a tropical medicine specialist for illness suspected to have been acquired abroad by travellers or immigrants is covered under Alberta Health Care Insurance, therefore insured Albertans do not have to pay for post-travel health care. Contact us for more information. If you have already been assessed by your family doctor, a referral can be sent to Odyssey by fax 403-210-4775.