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Vaccinations before travel: What you need to know

Receiving proper vaccinations before traveling to certain regions of the world is highly recommended, and oftentimes required. However, it’s not always clear when and where vaccinations are necessary.

To help clarify, Health Talk spoke with Mark R. Schleiss, M.D., co-director of the Center for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Translational Research (CIDMTR) at the University of Minnesota.

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In The News: U.S. Senators, UMN faculty discuss Zika virus threat

Zika virus is gaining attention in the United States as mosquito season arrives. The virus, carried and transmitted by infected Aedes mosquitoes, poses a major threat to pregnant woman and can cause extreme birth defects in unborn babies.

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken visited the University of Minnesota to discuss the immediate concern of the Zika virus in Minnesota and to talk about preventative steps.

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