• Travel Alert – Tick-borne Encephalitis (Germany)

    Tick-borne Encephalitis in Germany In Southern Germany this year’s tick activity has started only at the end of March [2016]. At the moment this area experiences the highest tick activity (almost exclusively _Ixodes ricinus_) at least in the last 7 years, the time since standardized studies have been conducted at the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology.

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  • News Flash – Yellow Fever Update in Angola

    Yellow fever in Angola Since December 2015, an outbreak of yellow fever (YF) has been ongoing in Angola. As of 10 April 2016, 1,751 suspected cases including 242 deaths (case fatality: 13.8%) have been reported in 17 of 18 provinces; 582 cases have been confirmed. Luanda, the capital of Angola, is the most affected province

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  • NEWS FLASH – Cholera DRC, Ghana, Kenya

    Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update: Africa DR Congo: Cholera outbreak hits Lubumbashi 60 people have been reportedly infected by a cholera outbreak in Lubumbashi [Katanga Province] in the last 10 days. Lubumbashi is the 2nd largest city of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The outbreak of the epidemic has been linked to poor hygiene in

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