Yellow fever is a serious infection spread by mosquitoes. It is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease, and “yellow” in the name refers to the jaundice that affects some patients. It is prevented by an extremely effective vaccine which is both safe and affordable.
Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by a virus spread by blood and body fluids. Whilst we have a lower occurrence of Hepatitis B in the UK, some groups still exist who are at an increased risk.
Allergies are a very common occurrence throughout the population. In the UK, we have one of the highest rates of allergies per capita in the world with over 20% of the population suffering from one or more allergic disorders.
Typhoid – or Typhoid fever, is a bacterial infection caused by the Salmonella Typhi bacteria. This illness is spread from person to person, generally when someone goes to the toilet and does not wash their hands afterwards.
Shingles is characterised by a skin rash with painful blisters usually affecting one side of the body – typically the face or torso. It is caused by varicella zoster (VZV), the same virus that causes chickenpox.
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