Monthly Archives: September 2017

Plague – Madagascar

On 23 August 2017, a 31-year-old male from Tamatave, visiting Ankazobe District in central highlands, developed malaria-like symptoms. On 27 August, he developed respiratory symptoms during his journey in a shared public taxi from Ankazobe District to Tamatave (via Antananarivo). His condition worsened and he died. His body was prepared for a funeral at […]

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Chikungunya – Italy

As of 26 September, 183 cases have been notified to the Lazio Region of Italy, which includes the coastal areas of Anzio and Latina as well as the city of Rome. Of the notified cases, 109 are confirmed and 74 additional cases are being investigated (all with an epidemiological link to the Lazio Region). […]

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Itchy gums: Causes, relief, and prevention

Itchy gums can be caused by a range of conditions, from allergies to viral infections. Learn about the symptoms, treatments, and outlook for itchy gums. …read more

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Five home remedies for athlete’s foot

Athlete’s foot is a common problem, but can it be cured with home remedies? Also learn about why people get athlete’s foot and how to prevent it. …read more

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Infected eczema: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention

Eczema can be infected by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. In this article, we look at how to reduce the risk of this potentially painful infection. …read more

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