Is your business prepared for the next global health crisis?
Read our monthly round-up of the current epidemics and outbreaks of infectious diseases causing concern to business travellers across the world, written by Dr Adrian Hyzler, Chief Medical Officer at Healix International.
What’s inside the July World Health Report?
EBOLA | As Ebola virus disease in DRC has grabbed all the headlines, and insurgents continue to disrupt healthcare workers and cause mass people movements, other vaccine preventable illnesses are proving to be even more deadly. Will there be no let-up until political and economic stability can be achieved in the region
DENGUE | Following the declaration of a national dengue alert in the Philippines and a public health emergency in Minas Gerais, Brazil, what precautionary measures can travellers take to avoid mosquito bites?
POLIO | Vaccine-derived polio virus has been confirmed in Angola. Is there potential for further outbreaks?
WEST NILE VIRUS | In Greece, West Nile virus cases are not unheard of, but what makes the current outbreak so unusual?
CHICKUNGUNYA | The first chickungunya outbreak has been reported in Spain as three tourists on the Costa Blanca were confirmed infected. Will a focused media campaign on its symptoms and preventative measures prove to be successful in containing this outbreak?
NEWS-IN-BRIEF | A round-up of other medical news stories you may have missed over the last month.
Infectious Disease and Business Continuity for your Organisation
When a serious infectious disease strikes, you need to act fast to isolate the risk and close down the means of it spreading throughout your organisation. Are you prepared? Healix can offer a free assessment of your current plans by a highly qualified specialist in pandemic planning. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.