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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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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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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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Posted in Travel Vaccinations By Miles Pharmacy

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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What are The Best Ways to Prevent Encephalitis?

Tuesday, 10 November 2020 07:54:03 Europe/London

Japanese Encephalitis or JE is a disease spread via mosquito bites. Symptoms involve fever, headache, confusion and disorientation, vomiting and difficulty moving.  There are more serious symptoms which can develop later on and these include swelling around the brain which may result in coma and ultimately, death. Miles Pharmacy provides the Japanese Encephalitis vaccine at our Epsom travel clinic where you can also receive advice on how to stay safe when you travel and also advice on the recommended treatment for a disease like Japanese Encephalitis.

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Effects of the Yellow Fever vaccination on the Immune System

Thursday, 5 November 2020 10:49:17 Europe/London

Vaccinations are like a training course for the immune system and the Yellow Fever vaccination is no different from any other.  The vaccination prepares the body to fight the Yellow Fever virus without exposing it to the symptoms of the disease.   The vaccination is like a dress rehearsal so that if the individual encounters Yellow Fever abroad, the body has already produced a complete defence against it and thus that person is protected against contracting the disease and becoming ill.  

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Cholera Vaccine: Benefits and side effects

Thursday, 29 October 2020 10:47:00 Europe/London

Cholera is a horrible illness that will spoil your day and travel plans. It causes severe diarrhoea which can become very serious if it is not treated with rehydration, intravenous fluids and antibiotics. To avoid the risk of cholera infection, have the cholera vaccinewhich is available as part of our travel vaccinations service in Epsom.

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