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The World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2011 version of Travel and International Health reflects the current trends affecting safe and healthy travel.  Though this publication was created with medical and public health professionals in mind, it is also an easy-to-use resource for general travelers.  While many travelers may prefer to search the Internet for up-to-date travel information, this book allows you…

New research published this week in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet has disclosed the presence of super bacterium NDM-1 in the drinking and ground water in Delhi, India. NDM-1 resists treatment by the most powerful antibiotics available and could spark a worldwide spread of untreatable infections. NDM-1 has already been carried from India to Europe by “medical tourists” who…

The current wave of cholera outbreaks affecting Central Africa started a few months ago. As of  October 3rd, 40,468 cases and 1,879 deaths have been reported in four countries (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria). Seasonal factors, such as the flooding brought on by the rainy season, as well as poor hygiene conditions and population movements in the area contribute to…

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