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.
Medical advice if you are travelling to Brazil to attend the Olympics this summer.
ITM is starting a new campaign to coincide with World Malaria Day (25 April).
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 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.
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 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.
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