Smallpox

Following increasing ‘scenarios’ related to smallpox, as well as the showing of a feature story about an outbreak of the disease in a Chicago Hospital on the TV Hit series ER, many people have become concerned about Smallpox.

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Polio

Polio is a disease that primarily affects the nervous system. It is spread via the faecal-oral route from person to person and can also be transmitted via dirty food and water. Polio is eradicated from most areas of the world after an intensive vaccination programme.

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Measles

Measles is a viral disease, which is highly infectious. It most commonly begins with a characteristic fever and blotchy red rash. The rash usually begins on the face and behind the ears, then spreads over the whole body.

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Malaria – Malarone

Malarone is a combination anti-malarial drug (Atovaquone and Proguanil).  The drug has been shown to be effective in the prevention of P.Falciparum malaria. The main reported side effects seem to be headaches and stomach irritation, which can be helped by taking the drug with food or a milky drink. 

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Malaria

Malaria is an increasing problem around the world. In part this is caused by changing global temperatures and drug resistance. Millions of people die from Malaria each year and it is increasingly becoming an ongoing problem for the traveller to the Malaria zones of the world. In 2003 the UK saw 1,722 cases of imported malaria.

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