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May 31, 2015

Travelers Beware of the Typhoid Superbug

Typhoid fever is an uncommon thing to hear about at home, but an increasingly antibiotic-resistant strain caused by Salmonella typhi still has medical workers amazed – and concerned.

This strain, known as H58, is becoming resistant to multiple antibiotics, including ciprofloxacin and azithromycin. Typhoid is transmitted through food and drinking water contaminated with the bacteria and affects up to 30 million people annually. As a result, the epidemic is becoming more of a problem in areas of the world where sanitation and hygiene are lacking.

Symptoms of typhoid fever include fever, constipation, stomach pains, headaches and skin rashes. If left untreated, the Centers [...]

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September 6, 2013

Bulungula Lodge: An Eco-Friendly Destination

Well, you may want to plan a trip to the Bulungula Lodge, located on the Wild Coast. Bulungula has been rated one of South Africa’s top ethical and eco-friendly destinations. It was among the first to be certified by Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa. It’s become a legend in ethical travel circles as well as a model for tourism-based communities.

So what makes the Bulungula Lodge so extra special? For starters- the Wild Coast is a paradise! The lodge is built amongst green, rolling hills and glistening white beaches. At night, visitors can gaze at the clear night sky, untroubled by light pollution. The real beauty to this place lies in the fact that it [...]

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