What happens after I am infected?
Hepatitis A is normally not a serious condition and goes away naturally after a few weeks.
Can Ebola be prevented?
The best way of preventing Ebola is to avoid close contact with people who have the disease.
How is MERS treated?
There is currently no specific treatment for MERS. Treatment is supportive and focuses on managing the symptoms that appear.
I just found out on short notice that I have to travel, should I still see my doctor?
It is a good idea to see your doctor even at short notice before your travels. Their advice will be of help and some vaccines may provide rapid protection.
What is cold exposure?
Cold exposure, sometimes known as cold stress, is the collective name for several conditions that can affect the body when it is exposed to cold temperatures.
What is hypothermia?
Hypothermia occurs when the body's core temperature, which is normally around 37 degrees Celsius, drops below 35 degrees Celsius. Symptoms of hypothermia include cold, pale skin, shivering, rapid brea…
How common is cholera?
Cholera is a common disease in many parts of the world including India, Africa, South and Southeast Asia, South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Locations where sanitary conditions are poor…
How does a dengue fever infection occur?
The dengue virus is transmitted between people via mosquito bites.
How is hepatitis A treated?
Hepatitis A usually does not require treatment. Bed rest, hydration and good nutrition can help your body recover from the infection.
Is yellow fever serious?
Yellow fever is a very serious condition. People who reach the severe stage of the disease can suffer significant damage to the kidneys, liver and other internal organs and have a 20-50% chance of dyi…
How is typhoid fever treated?
Typhoid fever may initially be treated in a hospital, particularly if you have severe symptoms. Types of treatments include intravenous fluids, to maintain your hydration and electrolyte levels, and a…