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Mumps and the Rubella Vaccine: Are They Related?

Friday, 23 July 2021 10:49:59 Europe/London

Mumps and rubella are viral infections that were once much more prevalent in the western world. They are both airborne diseases that are most commonly spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

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How Effective is the Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine?

Thursday, 15 July 2021 10:40:35 Europe/London

Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is a virus that is contracted through bites from infected mosquitos found in the Pacific Islands, the Far East, and rural areas of southeast Asia.

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Benefit vs Risk: Typhoid Fever Vaccine

Wednesday, 7 July 2021 10:29:05 Europe/London

If you are travelling to an area where typhoid fever is prevalent, you may be considering how safe the typhoid fever vaccine is. Like with any medical treatment there are risks of side effects, however the typhoid fever vaccine is considered very safe and severe reactions are rare.

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Things That Go ‘Mump’ in the Night

Thursday, 24 June 2021 14:53:32 Europe/London

While the sight of the tell-tale swelling of mumps may make you giggle, it is a serious viral infection that causes a host of troublesome symptoms.

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Travel Precautions to Observe to Avoid Japanese Encephalitis

Wednesday, 16 June 2021 14:44:54 Europe/London

Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is a viral brain infection that is contracted through mosquito bites. The virus is found in pigs and water birds and is spread to humans when a mosquito bites an infected animal and then bites a human.

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Symptoms of Typhoid Fever and How to Prevent it

Friday, 4 June 2021 14:20:55 Europe/London

Once a much-feared disease in the western world, typhoid fever is now far less prevalent in developed countries. Today, it is most commonly found in areas of the globe that have poor sanitation like parts of India, Africa, the Middle East, and South America.

 

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What is a Fit to fly certificate?

Tuesday, 25 May 2021 13:22:04 Europe/London

Now that lockdown restrictions have eased and people are starting to plan their well-deserved holiday, there a lot of questions that are being asked about what you need to do to comply with COVID regulations.

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Understanding Mumps- Prevention and Cure

Wednesday, 19 May 2021 16:55:00 Europe/London

In the instance that you might feel the bottom of your jaw is painful and you notice that it is growing in size, you may be experiencing mumps; a contagious disease that was mostly prevalent in children before the MMR vaccine was produced. 

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Why should you be vaccinated against Japanese Encephalitis?

Thursday, 6 May 2021 12:00:53 Europe/London

Japanese Encephalitis is a viral infection of the brain that is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. The virus is found in pigs and birds which gets passed on to the mosquitoes when they bite the infected animal. 

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What Causes Japanese Encephalitis? How Can It Be Prevented?

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 16:41:00 Europe/London

Japanese encephalitis is a viral brain infection that is spread to a person who is bitten by an infected mosquito. It is mostly found in rural areas of Southeast Asia, Pacific Islands, and the far east. Despite its name, it is now rarely found in Japan due to mass immunization programmers.

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Why Obtaining a Fit to Fly Certificate is So Important?

Friday, 16 April 2021 16:55:00 Europe/London

At the moment, people are only able to legally travel abroad if they have a legitimate permitted reason, but with lockdown easing and the skies starting to slowly open again people are beginning to plan their well needed vacations abroad.Read More
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Why is the Yellow Fever Vaccine Not Recommended for Over 60s?

Thursday, 8 April 2021 15:39:59 Europe/London

Yellow Fever is a very dangerous viral infection that is transmitted to people by certain species of day mosquitoes. It can be found in parts of Africa, South America, Central America, and Trinidad in the Caribbean.Read More
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Your Ultimate Guide to the Yellow Fever Vaccination

Wednesday, 31 March 2021 13:14:22 Europe/London

When you come home after travelling to African, South or Central American destinations, you may feel a bit under the weather, after all, international travel in itself can be taxing on the body. 

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Signs and Symptoms of Japanese Encephalitis

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 17:16:33 Europe/London

If you have been travelling to rural areas of Southeast Asia, the Far East, or Pacific Islands, you should be aware of the prevalence of Japanese Encephalitis. While it may be uncommon for travellers to acquire it, it is one of the most common viral brain infections found in pigs and birds located in these areas. 

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How is Mumps Contracted?

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 11:45:07 Europe/London

In 2019, the Public Health England (PHE) confirmed that over five thousand lab-confirmed cases of mumps were recorded in the country, the highest number of cases recorded since 2009. The rise in mumps infections continued into 2020. 

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The Importance About International HPV Awareness Day

Monday, 22 February 2021 11:56:47 Europe/London

Cervical cancer caused the death of 854 women in the UK from 2016 to 2018. This dreaded disease remains one of the most prevalent forms of cancer in the country.

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History and Evolution of Mumps

Wednesday, 10 February 2021 11:28:26 Europe/London

Mumps is one of the most contagious diseases in history. Due to the mumps virus (MuV) which is usually airborne, it may spread rapidly among individuals. The development of themumps vaccine halted the prevalence of the disease since becoming available to the public in the 1980s. 

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Anti-Malaria Vaccine: Is it Required and Is it Effective?

Tuesday, 26 January 2021 12:13:48 Europe/London

Malaria is a disease caused by an infection from a parasite, which gets passed to humans through mosquito bites. Each manifestation of Malaria is different and may range from uncomplicated to severe, depending on the scale of symptoms observed in the patient. 

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How Can Mumps Affect and Spoil Your Child’s Life?

Wednesday, 20 January 2021 11:38:03 Europe/London

As a parent, you naturally want the best for your child, and that includes keeping them healthy at all times. To do this, you must be aware of the possible conditions and infections that may occur through childhood, so you can adequately address them if they occur. Mumps is one such condition which frequently affects children. 

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Meningitis: What are the Symptoms and Is There a Vaccine?

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 11:33:01 Europe/London

Meningitis is the inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It is often caused by a viral or bacterial infection that enters the bloodstream but may also be caused by other reasons such as injuries or cancer. One of the most common bacteria is meningococcus, which causes meningococcal meningitis among children, teens, and adults.

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Symptoms of Yellow Fever and How to Prevent it

Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:08:33 Europe/London

Yellow fever is a mosquito-borne disease which can be dangerous to your health and possibly even fatal. Infected mosquito bites cause the illness and the disease is considered highly infectious.

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Quick Guidelines About Malaria Symptoms and Precautions

Tuesday, 29 December 2020 13:53:00 Europe/London

People get infected by Malaria when the female mosquito bites them. But the silver lining is that Malaria is not a contagious disease that can spread from person to person like the flu or cold and is also not sexually transmitted.

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Do You Know About the Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine?

Wednesday, 23 December 2020 14:48:47 Europe/London

Meningococcal illness can cause meningitis, which is the inflammation and swelling of the cerebrum and spinal cord and contamination of the blood. In any event, when it is not dealt with, meningococcal illness can be fatal in up to 10 to 15 infected individuals out of 100.

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Want to Avoid the Hamster Look? Be Sure to Have Your Mumps Vaccine

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 13:24:00 Europe/London

Mumps might give you the hamster look, but it’s not fun to have mumps at all. It’s excruciating, and people who have had mumps would always tell you to avoid it at all costs available.

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Benefits of Having the Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine

Wednesday, 9 December 2020 09:03:35 Europe/London

Japanese Encephalitis is a virus related to dengue and yellow fever spread by mosquito bites. Japanese Encephalitis is the main reason for the clinical illness found in many people in various countries in Asia.

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Is it a Good Idea for Children to Have the Hepatitis A Vaccination?

Thursday, 3 December 2020 09:50:56 Europe/London

Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by a virus which is spread via an infected person’s faeces. Hepatitis A is not a common disease in the UK but there are certain groups of people at increased risk and these include men who have sex with men and drug users who inject drugs. There is a vaccination for Hepatitis A including a vaccination for Hepatitis A for children who would normally be considered at a much lower risk of the disease unless they are travelling to parts of the world where there is poor sanitation and food hygiene.

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How to Protect Against Malaria?

Monday, 30 November 2020 11:15:00 Europe/London

Malaria is an illness that shouldn't be taken lightly. There specific measures that you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones against the malaria parasite.

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If you travel to certain parts of the world where there are endemic diseases like cholera and typhoid, then there are recommended vaccines depending on your destination and length of stay. Miles Pharmacy runs a travel clinic in Epsom which covers all the travel vaccinations you will need for different locations around the world including the rabies vaccine with up-to-date protocols and guidance on how to stay safe.

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Early Symptoms of Mumps

Wednesday, 18 November 2020 11:33:08 Europe/London

Mumps is a viral disease that influences salivary organs that are situated close to your ears. Mumps can cause expanding in either of these glands.

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5 Misconceptions About Rabies

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 09:57:36 Europe/London

Rabies is one of the most lethal diseases known to people. But it is also 100% preventable. Despite its long history, it keeps on infecting around 59,000 passes every year, generally among youngsters.

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