9 MAY 2011

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Article from BTNews 9 MAY 2011

Malaria protection

According to new figures from the UK Health Protection Agency (HPA) the number of malaria infections recorded among British residents has increased by nearly 30% over the past two years.  The HPA has reported that over the past decade most infections occurred among people who visited West Africa or South Asia and the HPA is warning travellers to heed advice on how to avoid malaria, which is the world's second biggest killer.

Quick to note that would-be travellers want to be briefed on the situation international medical assistance provider Healix has introduced a vaccination iPhone App which is free to download.  Users simply select the country they need and answer a few yes/no questions to get a list of all the vaccinations required, as well as useful travel advice.  They can also select more than one country at a time which means travellers planning to visit numerous countries can get the information they need in one go, rather than looking up each country individually.  Plus, the Healix Travel Vaccination App keeps a history of previous searches for easy reference and the results can be e-mailed anywhere. http://bit.ly/5Zg0nY www.worldmalariaday.org

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