The HUG alarm bells are ringing and are eager to alert travelers before the summer holidays.
Covid screenings, focused on snow and masks, seem to have neglected other safety measures when traveling. Since the Easter holidays, Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) has observed a resurgence of tropical diseases, and especially malaria, in Geneva.
Keep in mind that malaria, also known as malaria, especially its cerebral form, can be fatal if not treated quickly. The disease is caused by the Plasmodium parasite and is transmitted by an infected mosquito bite.
There is no vaccine available against this disease, but there are effective ways to prevent it: mosquito nets, repellent sprays and preventive medications in some countries.
Consult your doctor
Therefore the responsibility is very important, especially in the context of the Kovid epidemic as the incidence of malaria is increasing in some countries due to the paralysis of national control programs, as HUG press release pointed out.
Note that some vaccines (including one or more doses) may or may not be recommended, depending on travel destinations. This is in the case of the vaccine against yellow fever, which is mandatory in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.
The HUG Tropical and Humanitarian Medicine Service (SMTH) recommends vaccination against hepatitis A and measles.
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