MonkeyPox Vaccine: a gift for humanity?

Monkeypox is a contagious disease caused by the Monkeypox Virus (MPXv), which belongs to the same genus as the Smallpox Virus; Orthopoxvirus. Infections of the Monkeypox Virus causes symptoms in humans that is quite similar — but milder — to those seen in smallpox patients. Though considered a very rare disease, just recently a confirmed…

Disease Fact Sheets: Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever Key Facts Nope, unfortunately we’re not talking about the Asian Persuasion here. That’s an entirely different case. The Yellow Fever we’re talking about is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. Yes, mosquitoes! Those little buggers! The “yellow” in the name refers to the jaundice that affects some patients. Symptoms that…

Unvaccinated Parents Endanger Children

Unvaccinated parents who intentionally opt to refuse or delay their vaccinations often have a hard time understanding why the rest of us might become a little uneasy of being near or around them. This becomes especially true when we have a new baby in the house, younger kids who aren’t yet fully vaccinated and protected due…

Disease Fact Sheets: Measles

Measles is spread when an infected person talks, breathes, coughs or sneezes tiny particles containing infectious agents into the air. These are called small particle aerosols. Due to their tiny size, small particle aerosols can travel long distances on air currents and remain suspended in the air for minutes to hours. These small particle aerosols may…

Disease Fact Sheets: Rubella a.k.a German Measles

Rubella is an infection caused by the rubella virus; it can cause severe harm to the unborn child. The number of german measles cases has fallen dramatically, thanks to vaccination programs, but the battle against this infection is not yet won. Also known as German measles, it is an acute viral infection that usually affects…