A second large earthquake has rocked the Emilia-Romagna region of north eastern Italy, claiming as many as another 10 lives.This second quake, measuring 5.8 magnitude struck 60 kilometers east of the city of Parma aroun
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Photo courtesy of cameronparkins, Flickr.comIn some ways, it's hard to remember what life was like before I went to Italy - but on the flip side of that coin, every single time I'm there I learn something new about the
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Recommended vaccinations for Italy
Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.
Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.
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