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BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 21 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3313

Rise in incidence of dengue fever prompts warning: Public Health England is urging travellers to protect themselves against mosquito bites after figures showed 141 cases of dengue fever in travellers returning to England, Wales, and Northern Ireland between January and April in 1013, nearly triple the 51 in the same period in 2012. Cases were most commonly seen in people returning from Thailand, then Sri Lanka, Barbados, and Jamaica.

Civil servants to spend a month on NHS frontline: Everyone working in the Department of Health for England will have …

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