Translation Clinic

Translation Clinic

Perspectives on medical translation and writing.

In German and English.

Dengue: a glossary of terms in German and English

Dengue: a glossary of terms in German and English

There is currently an outbreak of dengue in Singapore, where Imke, one of our writers, recently spotted this poster. In this latest article in our series on infectious diseases, we have put together a German-English glossary of terms relating to dengue.

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Multilingual health information in Germany and internationally

Multilingual health information in Germany and internationally

This final article in our current series on multilingual health information covers emergency phone numbers and health care in Germany, as well as US and Australian public health information available in multiple languages. This information may be helpful for doctors, refugees, support people and other groups such as migrants, exchange student, EU Blue Card holders and tourists.

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Multilingual health information in Germany – part two

Multilingual health information in Germany – part two

With thanks to our blog readers and colleagues, we have collated more sources of reliable German health information in multiple languages, which are particularly important for doctors, support people and refugees. Once again, much of this information will also be helpful for other groups, including migrants, exchange students, EU Blue Card holders and tourists. This time we cover multilingual apps, women’s health and patient questionnaires.

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Health information for refugees in multiple languages

Health information for refugees in multiple languages

With the current refugee crisis, there is a great need for multilingual health information in Germany and throughout Europe.

The following links provide access to reliable information in German and multiple other languages, to ease communication between refugees, support persons and health care providers. Many of the sources listed will also be useful for other groups in Germany or elsewhere in Europe, including migrants, exchange students, EU Blue Card holders and tourists.

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Health care for refugees in Germany: legal aspects

Health care for refugees in Germany: legal aspects

As the refugee crisis unfolds, Germany is currently welcoming a huge influx of people fleeing their homelands.
Refugees arriving in Germany have a long, arduous journey behind them. Some are injured or have been abused, and disease is easily spread in the difficult conditions faced by mentally and physically exhausted people. Adding to the confusion and hardship, the legal situation for refugees seeking health care in Germany is not always readily understood.
Here are some pointers in English and German on the legal aspects of medical care for refugees in Germany.

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Translation Clinic

The Translation Clinic is an exploration of medical translation and writing in English and German, by medical translators Imke Brodersen and Jayne Fox.

About Jayne Fox

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Jayne Fox BSc MITI is a German-English medical translator and editor. Follow her on Twitter or Google+ and learn more about her on jfmedicaltranslation.com.

About Imke Brodersen

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Imke Brodersen has over 20 years of experience as a translator from English and Spanish into German, focusing on medicine, literature and the translation of official documents. You can also follow Imke on Twitter.


The Translation Clinic is an exploration of medical translation and writing in English and German, by medical translators Imke Brodersen and Jayne Fox.

It covers topics of interest to medical practitioners and health care providers as well as medical translators and writers.