Dr Hussain presented Helminth Infections: A migrant health guide. This was a summary of updated Public Health England guidance regarding the topic.
The main messages of the guidance were to consider the possibility of helminth infection in patients who have unexplained symptoms, especially gastrointestinal symptoms or persistent unexplained eosinophilia.
Dr Holmes shared some reading she had done related to fever in returning travellers from a “Red Whale Update”. The main points were to screen for malaria with thick and thin blood films and consider the possibility of Typhoid (Salmonella).
Attached below are the minutes of the meeting and the presentation that went with it:
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