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Zika is a virus that belongs to the Flaviviridae virus family and is related to dengue, yellow fever and West Nile virus. It is transmitted by the Aedes mosquitoes that bite mostly during the daytime.

As of 11/7/2016, the proof of vaccination for yellow fever is valid for life.

Schistosomiasis is a disease caused by parasitic worms, which can be contracted during swimming, bathing or wading in contaminated freshwater.

This year, the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, will take place from 9 to 15 September. Like every year, several million pilgrims will go to Mecca to take part in this religious event.

ITM is looking for the causes of fever during travel to the tropics. Over the next two years, Dr. Ralph Huits and his colleagues will follow thousands of volunteers before, during and after their trips to Africa, Asia and Latin America. The ITM study is the first of its kind worldwide.

Dr. Patrick Soentjens and Dr. Ula Maniewski are jointly coordinating the activities of the ITM’s travel clinic. They explain what travellers to Brazil should be aware of.

ITM is starting a new campaign to coincide with World Malaria Day (25 April).

Since May 2015, the MERS-coronavirus has spread to the Republic of Korea (South Korea).

Deze infectieziekte komt vooral voor in de steden, maar ook op het platteland. De verspreiding is nu ook over het Zuid-Amerikaanse subcontinent begonnen.

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