We're up to the letter L and tonight I've chosen to talk about Legionnaires' disease.
Legionnaires' disease is a type of pneumonia caused by various serogroups in the species Legionella pneumophila.Read More
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The take-home message from this is to be kind to your anus. You only have one. If you abuse your anus you'll live a life of regret.Read More
This week I want to speak about Japanese Encephalitis.
The Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus is a big cause of vaccine-preventable encephalitis in the western Pacific and parts of Asia. The risk for the majority of travellers is pretty low, but that risk varies depending on the destination, the duration of travel, the season, and activities undertaken.
JEV is maintained in a cycle involving mosquitoes and hosts like pigs and water birds. People get infected when an infected mosquito bites them. Most infections are asymptomatic or subclinical. That said, a very small number of infected persons develop encephalitis or inflammation of the brain.