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Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)

Measles is rare nowadays in the Netherlands but it has not yet been eliminated throughout the world. The Measles vaccine has been a part of the Dutch Immunisation Programme since 1976. Incidence of the disease in the country has reduced dramatically since then. In other countries, the disease is still prevalent and can be a risk factor for travellers who have not been vaccinated or have not had measles previously. Persons at risk are adults born between 1965 and 1975 and children under a certain age.

Meningitis

Meningitis is an inflammation of the thin tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Despite treatment, the disease is fatal in 5% to 10% of cases. 20% of patients experience residual effects following treatment.

Novel Coronavirus

In April 2012 a novel Coronavirus is identified in humans. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to causes illness in humans and animals. In humans these viruses can cause illness ranging from the common cold to severe infections of the respiratory tract.

Rabies

Rabies, is a viral infection of the central nervous system/brain, which is invariably fatal if symptoms are present. Prevention is essential.

Rift Valley Fever

Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is an acute viral disease. It mainly affects animals (cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and camels). However, people can be affected as well. An outbreak of the disease is more likely after heavy rains.

Tick-Borne Encephalitis

Tick-borne encephalitis is a viral infection (flavivirus) of the brain and as the name indicates is spread by ticks.

Traveller’s diarrhoea

Many travellers suffer from diarrhoea during or immediately after their journeys abroad. Traveller’s diarrhoea is caused by pathogens that penetrate the body through contaminated food and beverages.

Typhoid

Typhoid is caused by Salmonella bacteria. The symptoms are usually relatively mild: fever, constipation (sometimes diarrhoea) and drowsiness. However, in some cases serious, potentially fatal, complications can occur.

Tuberculosis (TB)

Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria. It is one of the leading causes of death in many developing countries.

Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease and occurs via the bite of an infected mosquito. Nonhuman and human primates are the main reservoirs of the virus (flavivirus).
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Tuesday 8:30 - 20:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 20:30
Thursday 8:30 - 16:30
Friday 8:30 - 20:30
Saturday 9:00 - 12:30
 

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3015 CP Rotterdam
(Next to main entrance Erasmus MC)
Phone 010 704 5050
travelclinic@erasmusmc.nl
 

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