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Zika cases in UK travellers triple in a month as 100 new cases confirmed

66 UK patients diagnosed with Zika virus after travelling to affected areas

Malaria film showing P falciparum, the most virulent form
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Clinical Review - Malaria

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GPs advised to test for Zika virus in patients returning from affected areas

Vaccinations

Travelling football fans urged to visit GP ahead of World Cup in Brazil
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Travelling football fans urged to visit GP ahead of World Cup in Brazil

Football fans planning to visit Brazil for the FIFA World Cup have been urged to...

Recognising dengue fever: clinical features, diagnosis and treatment

Recognising dengue fever: clinical features, diagnosis and treatment

Dengue is widespread in Brazil. Ahead of the Football World Cup 2014, Dr Mike Townend...

Immunisation: Long-stay and remote travel vaccinations

Immunisation: Long-stay and remote travel vaccinations

Dr Mike Townend advises on jabs for long trips or remote destinations.

Malaria

GPs warned of mosquito-borne disease surge

GPs warned of mosquito-borne disease surge

GPs have been warned of a surge in mosquito-borne diseases after a 12-fold increase...

Immunisation: What to recommend for travel vaccinations

Immunisation: What to recommend for travel vaccinations

Dr Mike Townend discusses the most important vaccinations including tetanus, poliomyelitis...

Medico-Legal - Duty to notify specified diseases

Medico-Legal - Duty to notify specified diseases

The MDU's Dr Mike Devlin provides updated advice on how to deal with notifiable diseases.

Travel/sun safety

Tapeworm infestation in a returned traveller

Tapeworm infestation in a returned traveller

Dr Ravi Ramanathan discusses a case of tapeworm infestation contracted by a patient...

Recognise and manage leprosy

Recognise and manage leprosy

The long-term complications of leprosy may be seen in the GP surgery. By dermatologist...

Case Study - Diagnosing an itchy rash

Case Study - Diagnosing an itchy rash

Growth in foreign travel means this condition is presenting more, say Dr John Carey...

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