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02/08/2006

Medical Matters

Medical Matters

There are so many people still having medical questions even after they've been to a travel clinic. This is often because they've gotten wrong or confusing information from other travellers like "malaria pills are no longer effective and have nasty side effects". I've made this page to clarify some of these remarks.The info you find here comes from official organisations like World Health Organisation, CDC and the Belgian Tropical Institute. I've also added info which I gathered from the medical literature.

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09/05/2006

Travel News Warning regarding the Avian Flu

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If you are planning to travel in the near future, you should be aware of the outbreak of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus. While the virus usually only affects wild birds, domestic poultry have become infected and diseased in some locations. These diseased birds have included chickens. Under normal circumstances human infection with H5N1 is rare; however since 2003, there have been cases noted in several countries.

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