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When cold and flu symptoms become unmanageable, patients often find it difficult to get a fast appointment with primary care doctors, whose appointment schedules are frequently full weeks in advance. Yet, cold and flu symptoms rarely merit a visit to the emergency room. The alternative for many of these patients is an urgent care center. … Read more

The recent flooding in Thailand could cause a dengue fever epidemic in the country, which is cause for worry among locals, travelers, and travel medicine professionals. As a result, UNICEF (the children’s fund of the United Nations) and the Save the Children charity have pledged $300,000 for disease prevention. Twenty thousand mosquito nets will be … Read more

In a recent study that will be relevant to travel medicine professionals, a new vaccine for malaria has reduced infections in children by about 50%. The study was conducted in Agogo, Ghana, Africa at Agogo Presbyterian Hospital. The vaccine, which is called RTS,S, was studied for two decades at a cost of over $400 million. … Read more