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When you’re getting ready for a trip, either for business or pleasure, you think about all the things you need to do before you leave. Make sure someone is holding your mail, arrange care for your pets, pack your clothes and toiletries, and more. But do you think about your health before you leave? If you’re traveling internationally, especially to…

Polio Vaccine the Telegraph

This is not a story we thought we’d be working on. Polio, the disease that ravaged children around the world in the mid-20th century, is making a comeback, and the World Health Organization is concerned. The WHO has declared that the sudden rejuvenation of the vaccine-preventable disease constitutes an international health emergency. Officials say three countries – Syria, Cameroon and…

Getting vaccinated may sound like an extra nuisance when planning a big trip, but you shouldn’t let it fall to the wayside. In some cases, that vaccine just might save your life and help curb the spread of harmful diseases. Although certain illnesses have been eradicated in many parts of the world, they may still exist in other countries. Additionally,…

Last week, we warned you to avoid Egypt because of the violent military crackdown (still good advice). This week, The Philippines are global hot spot to avoid, but this time it’s Mother Nature wreaking havoc. Torrential rains have created chaos in the country, costing millions of dollars in damage, killed at least eight people and pretty much shut down the…

Relying on recent research by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have alerted travelers to new vaccination requirements for yellow fever. Nearly three dozen countries (see list below) have raised entrance requirements to include proof of vaccination for travelers who spend upwards of twelve hours in transit through countries with risk of yellow fever transmission. The…

Last Thursday, U.S. health officials reported that after a full decade of decline, Europe and Africa reported an increase in the number of measles cases in 2010. Because of concerted immunization efforts in those areas, total cases declined from more than 853,000 in 2000 to nearly 278,000 in 2008, and remained stable in 2009. However, the number increased in 2010…

A multi-year investment of $500 million USD by the Gates Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline and the U.S. government has yielded partial success in the search for a malaria vaccine. A recent report in the Wall Street Journal relays the results of a clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicating that three doses of the vaccine can cut the…

Once one of the most feared contagious illnesses among college students and the military, the incidence of bacterial meningitis due to the Neisseria meningitidis strain has dropped significantly since the introduction of the Menactra meningitis vaccine (MCV4) in 2005. The American College Health Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics now strongly…

Each year in mid winter, the World Health daily cost Organization (WHO) selects the influenza strains that generic-pharmacy will be used to develop the vaccine for the following flu season. The viruses are chosen based on which viruses are prevalent, how they are spreading, and how well the previous season's vaccine might protect against any that have been newly identified.…

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