Travel health and medicine issues

Rates of international travel continue to grow substantially. This increasing globalization in travel increases the risk of travel-related illnesses and other health exposures; therefore, health care professionals need to accurately advise travelers about these potential risks. Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Global Health at the University of Washington and recognized expert in Tropical medicine, Christopher […] The post Travel health and medicine issues appeared first on Outbreak News Today. Outbreak…

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Norovirus strikes World Athletics Championships in London

Health officials with Public Health England (PHE) reported a norovirus outbreak linked to the World Athletics Championships in London Tuesday. According to Dr Deborah Turbitt, PHE London deputy director for health protection, “Approximately 30 people have reported illness and 2 of these cases have been confirmed as norovirus by laboratory testing. “PHE has been working closely with the London 2017 organisers and […] The post Norovirus strikes World Athletics Championships in London appeared first on Outbreak News…

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Malaria prompts travel notice for Praia, Cape Verde

A malaria outbreak in the capital city of Praia, Cape Verde has prompted federal health officials to issue a travel notice for the archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa. Recently, there has been a substantial increase in malaria in Praia on São Tiago Island (also known as Santiago Island). Public health authorities in Cape Verde […] The post Malaria prompts travel notice for Praia, Cape Verde appeared first on Outbreak…

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South Sudan: Oral Cholera Vaccination campaign concludes, Malaria deaths top 4,000

Cholera The first round of an Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign in four priority counties of South Sudan with active transmission of cholera, has successfully concluded despite security and access challenges in some areas, the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) reports. The vaccination campaign started on the 29 July, 2017 to 4 August, […] The post South Sudan: Oral Cholera Vaccination campaign concludes, Malaria deaths top 4,000 appeared…

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