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Bubonic Plague

Bubonic Plague

The bubonic plague is a zoonotic disease affecting rodents and transmitted by fleas from rodents to other animals and to humans. Direct person-to-person transmission does not occur except in the case of pneumonic plague, when respiratory droplets may transfer the infection from the patient to others in close contact. link Patients develop sudden onset of […]

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Travelling to the USA this summer?

With specific exceptions, foreign nationals who have been in any of the following countries during the past 14 days may not enter the United States. For a full list of exceptions, please refer to the relevant proclamations in the links below. link. Entry into the US is restricted for those travelling from Ireland, the UK, Schengen […]

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Smallpox

Smallpox eradication

In December 2019 the World Health Organization commemorated the 40th anniversary of smallpox eradication. Smallpox had plagued humanity for at least 3000 years, killing 300 million people in the 20th century alone. The last known endemic case of smallpox was reported and the outbreak promptly contained in Somalia in 1977. The smallpox eradication programme led […]