Are there different types of tick-borne encephalitis virus?
There are three types of virus that cause tick-borne encephalitis: European or Western tick-borne encephalitis virus, Far Eastern tick-borne encephalitis virus, and Siberian tick-borne encephalitis vi…
How common is tuberculosis?
About a third of the world's population is infected with the bacteria. Over a million people die each year from tuberculosis.
What are the symptoms of mosquito-borne illnesses?
The symptoms of mosquito-borne illness vary widely, depending on the type of illness caused by an infection from a mosquito.
Who gets malaria?
Anyone can be infected by malaria. Groups at particular risk include people in areas where malaria is widespread, young children and pregnant women.
Who gets rabies?
Anyone not vaccinated against rabies can be infected if bitten by an infected animal.
What are the symptoms of food-borne illness?
The signs and symptoms of food-borne diseases can vary according to the disease in question. They typically (though not always) involve the digestive system and can include: diarrhoea (usually explosi…
What are the symptoms of tick-borne encephalitis?
Signs and symptoms of tick-borne encephalitis occur at different stages of the condition and can vary from mild to severe. They can include flu-like symptoms, fever, fatigue, headache, confusion and a…
What is MERS?
Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is an emerging viral infectious disease of the airways and lungs.
Can I catch scabies a second time?
Your body does not develop immunity to scabies after an infection, so you can catch scabies again and again.
How common is rabies?
Rabies is no longer common in most countries. However, it is still a significant issue in some regions of the world, including India, Africa and South-East Asia. An estimated 55,000 people die of rabi…