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    Typhus Professional

    Typhus, Synonyms: epidemic typhus, rickettsaemia, louse-borne typhus, classical typhus, jail fever, recrudescent typhus (Brill-Zinsser...

    Tick-borne Encephalitis and Tick-borne Encephalitis Vaccination Professional

    Tick-borne Encephalitis and Tick-borne Encephalitis Vaccination, This disease is notifiable in the UK, see NOIDs article for more detail. ...

    Tick-borne Encephalitis Immunisation Conditions

    Tick-borne Encephalitis Immunisation, You should consider being immunised against tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) before you travel to certain countries in Europe and Asia. Check wi...

    Scrub Typhus Professional

    Scrub Typhus, An infection caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi - a small intracellular bacterium related to the family of Rickettsiaceae - the organism is classified on its own and not with ot...

    Relapsing Fever Professional

    Synonyms: Relapsing fever borreliosis, louse-borne relapsing fever (LBRF, also known as epidemic relapsing fever), tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF, also known as e...

    Pubic and Body Lice Professional

    Complications The body louse acts as a vector for trench fever, epidemic typhus and relapsing fever [ 12 ] . Prognosis Treatments are very effective in kil...

    Dengue Conditions

    How does a dengue epidemic occur? Dengue epidemics occur when many infected people are close together in an area where there are many biting Aedes mosquitoes.

    Head Lice and Nits Conditions

    It takes about 7 to 10 days for a newly hatched louse to grow into an adult and start to lay eggs. Nits are the empty yellow-white eggshells which are left when the lice hatch.

    Diagnosing the Tropical Traveller Professional

    Forms include epidemic typhus, endemic typhus and scrub typhus. Rocky Mountain spotted fever: This is the most lethal rickettsial condition in mainlan...

    Pubic and Body Lice Conditions

    A female louse can lay up to 300 eggs in her lifetime of 1-3 months. Pubic lice live in hairy areas of the body.

    Cholera Vaccination Conditions

    You can prevent getting cholera and other water-borne infections by avoiding contaminated water and having good personal and food hygiene. What is cholera?

    Typhoid and Paratyphoid Fever Conditions

    The name typhoid means 'resembling typhus'. However, although there can be some similar symptoms, typhus is a completely separate disease.

    Bornholm Disease Conditions

    Other names for Bornholm disease are epidemic pleurodynia or epidemic myalgia. Bornholm disease symptoms The main symptom is pain in the lower part of the chest (pleurodynia)...

    Travel Vaccinations Conditions

    They include: Insect-borne conditions such as malaria, dengue, yellow fever and Zika virus. Diseases acquired from eating and drinking, such as hepatitis A and traveller's diarrh...

    Encephalitis Professional

    Rickettsial: Rocky Mountain spotted fever, endemic typhus, epidemic typhus, Q fever, human monocytic ehrlichiosis. Fungal: cryptococcosis, coccidiomycosis, histoplasmosis...

    Ebola Conditions

    This risk was greater for travellers from West Africa (particularly Sierra Leone) during the 2014-2016 epidemic. That epidemic is now over and the countries where it occurred have de...

    Encephalitis Conditions

    Elsewhere in the world, other viruses can cause encephalitis after bites by insects such as mosquitoes (Japanese B encephalitis virus, West Nile virus) or ticks (Central European tick-borne v...

    Yellow Fever Vaccine Conditions

    Secondly it is to protect local populations from catching yellow fever from you, leading to an epidemic. Some countries are theoretically in danger of epidemics, as they have the rig...

    Whooping Cough Conditions

    This led to two further epidemics. Each epidemic affected an estimated 400,000 children. Immunisation rates then went up again and most children are now immunised.

    Hepatitis C Conditions

    Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus that infects the cells of the liver. Most cases occur in people who share needles or injecting equipment contaminated with traces of blood to inject 'st...

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