Posts Tagged ‘vaccinations’

The back-to-school transition can often be rather difficult for kids after a jam-packed summer. Additional challenges arise if your child is starting a new school year abroad. For this reason, we’ve suggested some steps you can take to help your children stay healthy and settle back into the school routine.

International health experts have called for worldwide access to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, screening tests and treatment as the primary preventative measure against cervical cancer. There are currently two vaccines available which protect women against the two most common strains of HPV (16 and 18) which cause 70% of cervical cancers.

The UK is seeing its worst whooping cough outbreak for decades with ten babies killed and over 6,121 cases reported this year. Whooping cough is highly contagious bacterial infection passed from person-to-person by droplets in the air from coughing or sneezing. Newborn babies are most at risk of death from the disease. Whooping cough usually […]

According to new data, transmission rates for measles continues to be low in Europe. The report, from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), shows no new large outbreaks since the last report. In the 12 months (June 2011- May 2012) a total of 12,594 cases were reported. France, Romania, Spain and Italy accounted […]

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