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Vaccination Discussion

Despite the progress over the last 20 years we still have a long way to go when it comes to immunisation. Currently there is research into vaccination for all sorts of illnesses and infections such as malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV and even cancers. But in some ways eradication of illnesses that used to be the […]

Impetigo or School Sores

Impetigo, or school sores, is a bacterial skin infection caused by staphylococcus aureus or streptococcus. It is common in toddlers and school aged children during the summer months

Urinary Infection

  How does it occur ? Usually bacteria that are found around the entrance to the urethra find their way into the bladder. This leads to a bladder infection and sometimes this infection can spread up to the kidneys. Sometimes kidney infections can occur when bacteria in the blood lodge in the small blood vessels […]

Swimmer’s Ear – Otitis Externa

Why does this occur ? The ear canal is normally ‘acidic’. This acid nature acts to prevent the normal presence of bacteria from causing infection. When someone spends a considerable amount of time in the water – any water – then this acidity is reduced and the bacteria proliferate. What are the Symptoms ? Usually […]