World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day is an international awareness day that highlights global efforts to control malaria. Globally, more than 2 million people are infected with malaria each year, and it causes a number of preventable deaths particularly among children below 5 years of age. https://endmalaria.org/worldmalariaday

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Transmission of COVID-19 by droplets and aerosols

COVID-19 is caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). As is the case with many other respiratory viruses, COVID-19 is believed to be transmitted from human-to-human by droplets, aerosols, and objects  such as clothes, utensils and furniture (‘fomites’). The subject of infection transmission by viruses through droplets and[…]

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Herd Immunity

When a high percentage of the population is vaccinated, it is difficult for infectious diseases to spread, as there are not many people who can be infected. In the case of measles, for example, if someone with measles is surrounded by people who are vaccinated against measles, the disease cannot[…]

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COVID-19 – Advice for respiratory infections

Individuals should stay at home (self-isolate) for 10 days from the onset of symptoms. If you have serious symptoms that you cannot manage at home, please call a GP for advice. After 10 days of self-isolation, people who feel better and no longer have any symptoms can return to their[…]

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Fight the Flu – 2020/21 Campaign – Protected Together

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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Keep antibiotics working is the message from Public Health England!

Our time with antibiotics is running out. Antibiotics are a type of drug classed as antimicrobials that are used in treatment and prevention of bacterial infections. They may kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses such as common cold or influenza, and may be harmful when taken inappropriately.

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