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…

Travel Vaccinations Series: Hajj and Umrah Package

Why Are Travel Vaccinations Important? Annually, thousands upon thousands of people gather in the beautiful holy land of Makkah, Saudi Arabia, for the joyous time of Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage. These people come together from all over the world; creating crowds everywhere the ceremonies take place. Accommodation sites, public transports are jammed-packed during the period. The crowded situation…

Travelling Soon? – What You Need to Know about the Yellow Fever Vaccine

 What is yellow fever? Yellow fever is a disease caused by a virus that transmits through mosquito bites. In human bodies, this virus is capable of injuring liver and other organs. Similar to dengue, the presenting symptoms include fever, chills, headache, and muscle pain. These symptoms, if not properly treated might lead to yellow discolouration of skin…