• 25 OCT 14
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    Travellers’ Diarrhoea

    Travellers’ Diarrhoea

    Travellers’ Diarrhoea (TD) can strike when you least expect it. It can be caused by a variety of infectious agents. The most common cause is anthropogenic¬† Escherichia Coli (ETEC) – an intestinal infection able to produce enterrotoxins. Travellers become infected with ETEC through ingestion of contaminated food and water. In theory persons who are careful

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    • 25 OCT 14
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    Hepatitis B, activities that involve contact with infected bodily fluids

    Hepatitis B, activities that involve contact with infected bodily fluids

    Hepatitis B Hepatitis B is transmitted from person to person through activities that involve contact with infected bodily fluids. Such activities include unprotected sex with an infected partner, shared needles used for injection of illegal drugs, work in health care fields (medical, dental, laboratory or other) that entails direct exposure to human blood, transfusion of

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    • 25 OCT 14
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    Hepatitis A, an accute liver Disease

    Hepatitis A, an accute liver Disease

    Hepatitis A is an acute liver disease that occurs following infection with a virus commonly referred to as the Hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is common in the following developing world where infections are acquired during early childhood and are usually asymptomatic or mild. The incubation period for the virus is 15-50 days (average 28

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    • 25 OCT 14
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    Typhoid Fever, symptoms and preventions.

    Typhoid Fever, symptoms and preventions.

    Typhoid Fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. Typhoid Fever is still common in the developing world and affects approximately 21 million people each year globally. Transmission of Typhoid Fever The bacterium Salmonella Typhi lives only in humans. Persons with Typhoid fever carry it in their bloodstream and intestinal tract. In

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