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A common question: What causes meningitis?

As one of the world’s most prolific diseases, understanding meningitis is key to staying safe when travelling Meningitis is a serious infection, impacting the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. The condition can be extremely serious or even fatal if left untreated, leading to septicaemia and permanent […]

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Cholera and the UK: all in the past?

At one time, cholera was one of the most widespread and feared epidemics in Britain. Nowadays we rarely talk about it, but are we really in the clear? Cholera is a diarrhoeal disease brought about by ingesting food or water which has been contaminated with the bacteria Vibrio cholerae. Symptoms […]

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What effect does encephalitis have on your brain?

If left untreated, encephalitis can be an extremely serious condition  For many people, travelling is an exciting and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity full of adventure and possibility. However, there are also risks involved in travelling to exotic locations. If you fail to look after your health abroad, it could negatively impact not […]

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Your complete guide to meningitis

Meningitis affects more than 2.8 million people globally every year. Understanding the condition is a key step to avoiding it, so here is everything you need to know   There’s no denying the severity of meningitis. Across all age groups, the disease is still the world’s 6th largest infectious killer, […]

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