News has emerged in recent weeks of the worst Ebola virus epidemic in history. Long thought dormant, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported over 600 fatalities this year, with 63 fatalities occurring in just one week. The West African states of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been most seriously […]
Things to consider when planning your travel vaccinations
Sometimes we can take vaccinations for granted in the UK. From birth through to old age, gaining access to a range of necessary vaccines and boosters is relatively easy. From Diphtheria to Tetanus to Polio, we are rarely left wanting. Should you decide to set foot on foreign soil, however, […]
Rabies: the disease with real bite
Around 55,000 people die each year from rabies worldwide, with almost all occurring in Asia and Africa. In Britain the disease has been all but eliminated, with the last case of classical rabies occurring in 1902. Rabies in the UK disappeared through a mixture of routine immunisation of animals vulnerable […]
Is it safe to travel when polio is on the loose?
You may have seen polio back in the news recently as the World Health Organisation (WHO) described the surge in cases as a cause for great concern and an “extraordinary event”. With polio on the up, countries around the world have been urged to consider the virus – which is […]