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UPDATE The prevention of sexual transmission of the Zika virus
UPDATE! The prevention of sexual transmission of the Zika virus

21 Jun 2016

The prevention of sexual transmission of the Zika virus

Meningitis B available now
Meningitis B available now

17 Jun 2016

In September 2015, Public Health England introduced a Meningitis B vaccine into the NHS children’s immunisation programme, with doses given at 2, 4 and 12-13 months old.

Olympic Games Rio 2016
Olympic Games Rio 2016

24 May 2016

The 2016 Olympics and Paralympics are scheduled to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 5–21 August and 7–18 September respectively. Olympic football matches will also be played in 5 other cities; Manaus (in the Amazon region), Salvador, Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Belo Horizonte.

Japanese Encephalitis  The Facts
Japanese Encephalitis - The Facts

10 May 2016

Risk assessing and advising travellers on vaccination to prevent Japanese encephalitis can often be challenging. Many travellers have no set itinerary and do not know if they are travelling into risk areas....

Hajj And Umrah vaccination requirements
Hajj And Umrah vaccination requirements

03 May 2016

The Hajj is the largest annual pilgrimage in the world. The pilgrimage occurs from the 10-15th day of the 12th month in the Islamic calendar.

Sun Protection
Sun Protection

12 Apr 2016

A suntan is a goal for many travellers. However, prolonged and unprotected exposure to the sun can cause skin damage.

Mosquito Bite avoidance
Mosquito Bite avoidance

10 Mar 2016

There are five simple rules you should follow to reduce your risk of infections spread by mosquitoes.

Meningitis B vaccine availability
Meningitis B vaccine availability

01 Mar 2016

The supplier of the meningitis B vaccine Bexsero, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), has released a statement to say: "Due to unexpected global demand for Bexsero during 2015, we are experiencing supply constraints during the first half of this year.

Risks to Health
Risks to Health

11 Feb 2016

Each year UK residents take over 70 million overseas trips to destinations throughout the globe. These trips include enjoyable holidays, productive business trips, eye-opening gap year experiences and reunions with friends and family all of which can potentially translate into injury and illness abroad and cases of infectious diseases being imported to the UK.

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