Things you should know about rabies | What is rabies?
Jan05

Things you should know about rabies | What is rabies?

Rabies comes from the latin word, “rabere” meaning “to rage”. It is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. It is also referred to as “hydrophobia” in man, Lyssa le rage or Tollwut. It is a zoonotic disease due to its transmission between man and animals. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system, ultimately causing disease in the brain and death. It is believed to be...

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Lassa Fever – facts & information from World Health Organisation
Dec21

Lassa Fever – facts & information from World Health Organisation

Lassa Fever Key facts Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness of 2-21 days duration that occurs in West Africa. The Lassa virus is transmitted to humans via contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent urine or faeces. Person-to-person infections and laboratory transmission can also occur, particularly in hospitals lacking adequate infection prevent and control measures. Lassa fever is known to be endemic...

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