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Author: Dr Michelle Wright

Swiss measles are on the rise

Cases of measles are up so far this year in Switzerland with almost an 8-fold increase compared to 2018. Dr Michelle explains reasons why. Check your own measles risk here: http://www.stopmasern-risiko-check.ch/en-us/

Helping someone with mental ill health

It’s mental health awareness week in the UK and beyond, trying to help break down the stigma surrounding mental health. Dr Michelle speaks to Nurse Polly Pupulin about how you can help a person with mental ill health – both in an emergency and less…

Hear about the My Vaccines App

Whether you’re planning your next holiday and need to know if any specific vaccines are needed or you just want to check your current vaccine status, https://www.myvaccines.ch can help. Dr Michelle explains how this free, electronic vaccine record works. Smartphone App versions are also available.

Is the tick vaccine recommended for everyone?

Did you know that ticks in all but two Swiss cantons (Geneva and Ticino) may now carry the virus causing tick-borne encephalitis? New recommendations from the Federal Office of Public Health are that everyone gets vaccinated, particularly if they spend a lot of time outdoors…

Why are food allergies increasing?

Dr Michelle continues her guide to food allergy and intolerance, this time looking at possible reasons why food allergy is increasing and whether you should avoid certain foods during pregnancy and in early childhood.