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Ebola

Ebola Outbreak

The World Health Organization has just announced that an outbreak has been detected northwest of Democratic Republic of the Congo in the Équateur province. This comes at a particularly difficult time in the Congo as it has just come to the end of a long outbreak in the eastern part of the county. The country […]

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Influenza-Flu

What is Seasonal Flu?

There are 4 types of seasonal influenza (flu) viruses, types A, B, C and D. Flu A and B viruses circulate and cause seasonal epidemics of disease. Seasonal flu is characterised by a sudden onset of fever, cough (usually dry), headache, muscle and joint pain, severe malaise (feeling unwell), sore throat and a runny nose. The cough […]

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Hepatitis-C

Get the cure for Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a liver disease. It is estimated that 71 million people have chronic Hepatitis C virus infection. There is no vaccine available but a course of injections can cure 95% of cases. For further information please see: http://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/hhttpsepatitis-c

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Yellow Fever

World Health Organisation International Travel and Health Vaccine Information for Yellow Fever and Malaria country by country