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170 participants at 12th Belgian travel medicine seminar

170 experts gathered at the Military Hospital in Neder-over-Heembeek on 25 January 2018 for the biennial seminar on travel medicine.

13-02-18

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170 experts gathered at the Military Hospital in Neder-over-Heembeek on 25 January 2018 for the biennial seminar on travel medicine. The programme included topics such as arboviruses, vulnerable target groups and new developments in travel medicine.

On this occasion, three new recommendations were proposed for Belgian travel clinics:

  • The vaccination against yellow fever will be carried out twice during the traveller’s life at a 10-year interval. The current recommendation was a one-time injection valid for life.
  • As from May 2018, the (pre-exposure) vaccination against the rabies virus will consist of two injections in seven days instead of three spread over 28 days.
  • The vaccination carnet will no longer contain the stamp “cholera vaccine not indicated”.

The 12th edition of the seminar was organized by the Belgian Scientific Study Group on Travel Medicine.

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