Preventing Infection

Fight the Flu-2021/22

Flu occurs every year, usually in the winter, which is why it is sometimes called seasonal flu. It is a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very quickly. Colds are much less serious and usually start gradually with a stuffy or runny nose and a sore throat. A[…]

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Stoptober 2021

According the Gibraltar Public Health and Lifestyle Survey 2021, one in five adults currently smoke. Giving up smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for your health and it is never too late to quit. Stoptober is a 28-day stop smoking challenge – If you can make[…]

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is very common in young children and the majority will have had the infection by the age of two. For the majority of children, the illness is not serious and they recover quickly with adequate rest and plenty of fluids.  Viruses are spread when an infected[…]

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World Breastfeeding Week, 1st-7th August 2021

Held annually during the first 7 days of August, World Breastfeeding Week aims to highlight the huge benefits that breastfeeding can bring to both the health and welfare of babies. The event is organised  by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network that works alongside the World[…]

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Covid-19 – Delta Variant

The Delta variant of Covid-19 is circulating widely. In addition to symptoms already known, this variant also causes runny eyes and nose, mild headaches and nasal congestion. If you suffer from hay fever, the virus can mimic many of its symptoms. Do not assume it is just hay fever. It[…]

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No Smoking Day – 10th March 2021

The second Wednesday in March marks No Smoking Day, an annual campaign that raises awareness about the health dangers associated with smoking, and the benefits of quitting smoking for good. Smoking is a leading factor in many causes of death and chronic disease, including cancer, respiratory and heart diseases. The[…]

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Long Covid

Emerging evidence indicates that there are several short and long-term health effects associated with COVID-19. As the pandemic unfolds, studies indicate that there are many ways infection with Covid-19 can affect someone’s health; and many organs besides the lungs are affected. How long it takes to recover from coronavirus is[…]

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Weekly Covid Vaccine Statistics

This data represents the number of vaccine doses given to people in Gibraltar, not the number of people fully vaccinated.   To compare local data with that of other countries, see World Data HERE.

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Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

As of  November 9th 2020, Pfizer and BioNTech industries have announced the production of a vaccine that has passed the final ‘phase III’ of human round testing. Based on evidence from clinical trials, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 95% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people without evidence of previous infection.[…]

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COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2): New virus variants

Studies show that all viruses mutate over time.  When a virus replicates, it sometimes changes a little bit – these changes are called “mutations”. A virus with one or more new mutations is referred to as a “variant” of the original virus. What causes a virus to change to a[…]

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