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Herpes (HSV-1)

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1)

Herpes (HSV-1) or type 1 is a common infection which typically causes orolabial herpes (relating to the mouth and lips. One of the main symptoms is a rash of blisters that are sometimes referred to as a herpes rash. This rash of blisters is commonly known as cold sores. It spreads in the saliva and […]

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Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease (Lyme Borreliosis)

May is National Lyme Disease Awareness Month, a chance for lyme patients, activists and educators to spread information on how to prevent lyme and tick-borne diseases. Infection occurs through the bite of infected ticks, both adults and nymphs, of the genus ixodes. Ticks are parasites that feed on the blood of humans and animals in order to survive. They are called […]

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Vaccines

What is the 4 in 1 vaccine?

The 4 in 1 vaccine immunises against Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (whooping cough) and Poliomyelitis (Polio). Children should be given vaccines protecting them from these diseases at 2, 4 and 6 month. A further booster shot should be given when children are between 4-5 years of age. https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/pubinfo/schoolprog/4in1mmr/4n1mmrleafleteng.pdf Diphtheria is an infection caused by the […]