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       Shortage of yellow fever vaccine

Exhibition: "MenschMikrobe"

Touring exhibition on the heritage of Robert Koch and today's research on infectious diseases.

Basel, Switzerland, 18 March - 8 May 2014


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Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Our African follower for over 70’000 years!

One of the deadliest infectious diseases of humankind emerged in Africa 70’000 years ago, a new genetic analysis of 259 Tuberculosis bacterial strains has shown. According to the study to be published September 1st in the journal...more

Stimulating and successful 'Environment and Health Conference' in Basel

For five days (Mon 8/19 to Fri 8/23) the city of Basel has been the capital of environmental epidemiology and exposure science. More than 1700 scientists from over 70 countries gathered at Messe Basel to discuss the influence of...more

Strongyloides stercoralis, a most neglected tropical threadworm, highly prevalent in resource-poor countries

Prevalence of S. stercoralis infection based on health services studies. (Schär et. al 2013) The threadworm, also called Strongyloides stercoralis, is a soil-transmitted worm (helminth) endemic world-wide,...more

First Ukrainian Medical Simulation Centre Opened in Crimea

On May 30, 2013, the first simulation training centre was officially opened in the Crimea Perinatal Centre, Ukraine, in the presence of high level politicians, leading perinatal professionals and the head of the Swiss...more