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The following travel books may be of interest...

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Shitting Pretty
by Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth
  Lemurs of the Lost World
by Dr Jane Wilson
     
 
     
Bugs, Bites and Bowels
by Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth
  Your Child Abroad
A Travel Health Guide
by Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth

 

   
     
A Glimpse of Eternal Snows
by Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth
   

 

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From 1 January to 12 May 2015, Niger’s Ministry of Public Health notified WHO of 6,179 suspected cases of meningococcal meningitis, including 423 deaths. This is a rapidly growing outbreak with some unprecedented features.

Suspected cases have been increasing very quickly, tripling over the last two weeks. This is the first large-scale meningitis outbreak caused by Neisseria meningitides serogroup C to hit any country in Africa’s meningitis belt.
On 9 May 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 6 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus, including 2 deaths.

Onset dates ranged from 26 March to 12 April 2015. Cases ranged in age from 3 to 67 years with a mean age of 36 years. Of these 6 cases, 4 (67%) were male. Four cases (67%) reported exposure to poultry related environment and 2 cases (33%) had unknown exposure. No clusters were reported. Cases were reported from five provinces and municipalities: Anhui (1), Fujian (1), Jiangsu (1), Shanghai (1), and Zhejiang (2).
On 12 May 2015, WHO received notification of a laboratory-confirmed case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Italy. This is the first EVD case to be detected on Italian soil.

The patient is a healthcare worker who has returned from volunteering at an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone. The patient flew from Freetown to Rome via Casablanca, Morocco on 7May. The arrival of the case had been communicated to the Ministry of Health, according to the health surveillance procedures in force since October 2014 for individuals coming back from Ebola affected countries in West Africa. At the arrival in Rome, the case displayed no symptoms of infectious Ebola.
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WHA reaches agreement on polio, International Health Regulations and strengthening surgical care
WHO Director-General and WHA President present annual public health awards
World Health Assembly agrees Global Malaria Strategy and Programme Budget 2016-17
Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly opens in Geneva
Rapidly growing outbreak of meningococcal disease in Niger
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