06/02

How Is Yellow Fever Transmitted?

Yellow Fever is an RNA virus that is thought to have originated in East or Central Africa, with transmission of the disease from nonhuman primates to humans.  The Yellow Fever virus can cause serious harm …

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01/09

Spotlight on Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is a viral disease that is most prevalent across tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. It is transmitted by mosquitoes and causes severe flu-like symptoms that can lead to a potentially fatal …

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26/07

Typhoid: Get the facts

Typhoid Fever is a potentially fatal bacterial infection. If it is not treated quickly, it can affect many organs and spread across the body causing serious complications. Typhoid Fever is most common in areas with …

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26/05

What is Yellow Fever?

This week we focus on the Yellow Fever Virus, what is it? What can you do to protect yourself? Yellow Fever is a nasty virus that is present in sub-Saharan Africa, parts of Central America, …

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27/04

What is Hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A is an infectious virus which causes inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis A is contracted by the ingesting faecal matter from someone who has the disease, infection is typically contracted via contaminated food or water.  …

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12/02

Zika Virus: All You Need to Know

At present, there is a Zika Virus outbreak spreading its way through South and Central America, with the worst affected area in Brazil, with an estimated 1.5 million cases reported country-wide. (source: CDC) The disease …

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19/05

Chikungunya fever: Signs, symptoms and what to do

Chikungunya fever is a viral disease transmitted via bites from infected mosquitoes. The disease has been identified in parts of Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia. At present, the Caribbean and Central America are experiencing a …

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01/04

Yellow Fever, the vaccine and possible side effects

Yellow fever is a viral infection that is transmitted by mosquitoes found in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America. If your traveling to sub-Saharan Africa or tropical South America, here is everything you need to know about yellow fever and the vaccine.

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22/02

Dengue Fever - What you need to know

Dengue fever is a virus which is spread by mosquito bites. At present there is no vaccine for Dengue fever, so all precautions should be taken to minimise the chance of being bitten. Dengue is rife …

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18/07

Malaria in Thailand

There have been just over 11,000 cases of malaria reported in Thailand since the beginning of the year, with the South being the worst affected area. Anti-malarial medication is recommended for the borders of Thailand – …

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