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    Love, in the Time of Zika

    On the Italian coastline, overlooking the shimmering calm of the Adriatic Sea, I’ve been catching up with an old friend whilst finally having chance to immerse into Garcia’s Love in the Time of Cholera. Her heart for Brazil and love for all health issues regarding Mother and Child, combined with my own intrigue for emerging viruses, has led us to discuss the inevitable. The Zika Virus.

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    The Mystery of MERS

    Since it was first picked up 3 years ago, MERS-Coronavirus has gone global. During my short trip to the Philippines, I don full protective gear as I’m given the chance to see suspected cases up close and personal. We still don’t know where it came from, nor do we have any medicines to treat it.

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    These woes ain’t Royal

    During a whirlwind final week to the first term of Graduate Medical School, I find myself presenting amongst passionate early career researchers at a Royal Society conference, and reminded of the challenges we face in the complex field of Tropical Medicine.

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    “Not a Bloody Clue!”

    I find myself on a ward-round in the tropics, and if I’m being brutally honest, I haven’t got a bloody clue.

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    Reflections and Future Directions: Pursuing Medicine.

    After spending the majority of the past few weeks driving motorbikes through untold scenery and unprecedented quantities of dust, it is time to acknowledge that my time here is soon coming to an end. Here I look to my next challenge – a career in medicine.

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    Border Cross

    International borders are meaningless to infectious diseases such as Yellow Fever Date of Event: July 19th 2014 The tatty card with its leaden yellow shade lay submerged under various other

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Love, in the Time of Zika

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On the Italian coastline, overlooking the shimmering calm of the Adriatic Sea, I’ve been catching up with an old friend whilst finally having chance to immerse into Garcia’s Love in the Time of Cholera. Her heart for Brazil and love for all health issues regarding Mother and Child, combined with my own intrigue for emerging viruses, has led us to discuss the inevitable. The Zika Virus.

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New Year, New V

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I have flown straight into back-to-back Philippine Typhoons, hearing frequent reports of floods and landslides. Looking forward to 2016, there is cautious optimism amongst scientists and clinicians for combating an altogether different geographical hazard across this region of tropics, with the potential rollout of a vaccine for Dengue Virus!

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