Rabies

Rabies

What is Rabies? Rabies is a viral disease of animals which may be transmitted to humans through bites from the saliva of the infected animals, usually dogs, cats or monkeys. In humans the disease is almost 100% fatal. Travellers should assume all mammals are rabies...
Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis

What is Tuberculosis? Tuberculosis is an infection due to a bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The symptoms includes fever, night sweats, lethargy, cough with blood stained sputum and weight loss. Sometimes, it causes no symptoms and can only be detected by...
Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever

What is Dengue Fever? Dengue fever is a viral disease transmitted by a special species of mosquito. It causes a severe flu-like illness with sudden onset of fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, joint and muscle pain. Rash can also develop 3 to 5 days after...
Meningitis

Meningitis

What is Meningitis? Meningitis is an infection of the brain that is spread from person to person via respiratory transmission. It occurs in all countries but is particularly a risk in sub-Sahara Africa, Northern India and Nepal, Brazil, Chile and Mongolia. There may...
Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese Encephalitis

What is Japanese Encephalitis? This is a virus infection that causes a severe flu-like illness with prominent headache, neck stiffness, confusion and coma. Death rates may be up to 30% or higher and long term brain damage is common. It is spread mostly in rural area...