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Zika “Emergency” in Florida—What Does It Mean for Canadians?

2/05/16 • By Milan Korcok

Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a Zika-related public health emergency in five counties—Miami-Dade, Broward (Fort Lauderdale area), Hillsborough (Tampa area), Lee (Fort Myers area), and Santa Rosa (western Panhandle), citing confirmation of at least 12 cases of the virus. All of the cases are travel-related, i.e., the virus was contracted outside of the state, and the number is expected to rise over the next few days. The emergency order directs health and agricultural authorities to implement stringent mosquito control […]

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Mosquito Power: Don’t Test It

2/05/16 • By Milan Korcok

Travellers, particularly pregnant women, heading to Zika-prone areas need to stay alert. We’ll help you with that as warmer, wetter weather approaches and mosquitos come out of hiding to feast on bare skin. To date, the Zika virus has been carried primarily (as far the experts know) by the Aedes aegypti species of mosquito. But there is growing suspicion that Aedes albopictus is a potential carrier. If this turns out to be the case, the risk area for Zika virus […]


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A Concerned Snowbird’s Mission: Did Bob Find Peace of Mind?

1/20/14 • By the TIF Team

When we first met avid traveller and concerned snowbird Robert Woodcock, he was worried about getting the right coverage for his regular trips to the United States—and frustrated with a lack of answers to his questions about the world of travel insurance. Above all, Bob wanted...

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