For the first time in history scientists have developed a vaccine against malaria. It is the effect of 24 years of work which results were revealed at the end of 2011. The development of vaccine called RTS S has been ranked to 10 biggest developments of the previous year by the Science magazine. Read full text »
The foreign travels to tropical countries are bound up with infectious and parasitic diseases. It’s because of low level of health care in some countries and the occurence of endemic pathogens.
Prophylaxis is the most important task of travel medicine. There are three aspects:
- vaccinations before the trip
- chemoprophylaxis of malaria
- application of preventive measures against insects’ stings.
Current recommendations for travelers are published by the WHO and Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC). Read full text »