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.
Extra measures are in effect to avoid the spread of the polio virus.
The currently depleted stock makes it very hard to purchase the vaccine against typhoid fever in Belgium.
The news that one yellow fever vaccination offers lifelong protection may have caused some misunderstanding.
Since May 2015, the MERS-coronavirus has spread to the Republic of Korea (South Korea).
The yellow fever vaccination is not required when you’re travelling from Belgium directly, without a stopover in a country where yellow fever may occur.
Deze infectieziekte komt vooral voor in de steden, maar ook op het platteland. De verspreiding is nu ook over het Zuid-Amerikaanse subcontinent begonnen.
We urge pilgrims to consult a doctor without delay if they become ill within 14 days after their return.
The number of cases infected with the MERS-corona virus has recently increased. Some cases have also been reported close to home, but these are import cases after a recent stay in the Middle East.
The Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp draws the attention of health professionals and travelers to the importance of malaria prevention in light of the current Ebola outbreak.
Don’t let too much sun and biting insets ruin your vacation.
Insect repellents containing DEET remain available at pharmacies.
The vaccine against rabies is once again available in Belgium upon presentation of a doctor’s prescription at your authorized pharmacy.
The Belgian health authorities wish to raise your awareness of new developments related to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus.
Information and preventive measures on how to avoid infection with the avian flu.
The West Nile disease is an ailment caused by a flavivirus and transmitted to humans by infected mosquitos.
The Superior Health Council advises to administer an additional MMR vaccine to children between 6 and 12 months.
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