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Covid-19: What’s new? 27.03.2020

The number of reported cases passes half a million with 22,000 deaths. USA now has the highest number of reported cases. It is now obvious that the more you test the more you find which is why after testing half a million people the USA found so many cases. The good news is the number […]

Covid 19 what’s new 23.03.2020

Cases are doubling every 5 days in Europe and USA, now passed 350,000 and affecting 187 countries. The first death under 20 in Europe was seen in an 18 year old in the UK, deaths in Italy have overtaken China. So what’s new? First the chloroquine story. It is known that some viruses are suppressed […]

CoronaVirus (Covid-19) Symptoms

Symptoms Coronavirus (symptoms range from mild to severe Cold (Gradual onset of symptoms) Flue (Abrupt onset of symptoms) Fever Common Rare Common Fatigue Sometimes Sometimes Common Cough Common* (usually dry) Mild Common* (usually dry) Sneezing No Common No Aches and Pain Sometimes Common Common Runny or stuffy nose Rare Common Sometimes Sore throat Sometimes Common […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

We have delayed posting about the new corona virus until more facts were known and wanting to avoid too much speculation. Now at least we know a lot more about what we don’t know. WHO may be close to calling a “pandemic”. China has effectively managed the epidemic, there are now more new cases every […]

Vaccine Update.

First the old news.Yellow fever vaccine is now valid for life. Anyone who has a certificate, whatever year it was given, that certificate is now valid for life. There may be a few problems of certificates issued by clinics notorious for giving a certificate without actually giving the vaccine: sadly that was common a few […]

Ebola Outbreak in DRC

According to information from the World Health Organisation, 41 cases of Ebola virus disease have occurred in DRC since April 4th 2018. The areas affected are remote health zones of Bikoro, Iboko and Wangata in Equator Province. Information to determine the extent of the outbreak is limited, but on-site investigation is ongoing and more than […]

Bird flu

So the next in a long line of health scares inflated by social media is bird flu. How many readers can remember the last bird flu scare? No? I remember I was playing the dame in the pantomime at the time and managed to work in a joke about it, so must have been at […]

Bilharzia

Schistosomiasis usually known as Bilharzia has been identified by WHO as one of the 6 “neglected diseases”. We are not surprised: we have been diagnosing thousands of cases over the last 20 years and only surprise is that most people have never heard of it. There are many different species, and the one most people […]