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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 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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Understanding Mumps- Prevention and Cure

Wednesday, 14 April 2021 16:55:04 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 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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