Monthly Archives: January 2019

What is the secondary stage of syphilis?

The secondary stage of syphilis has symptoms including sores on the genitals, mouth, and anus. Diagnosis involves a physical exam. Learn more about secondary syphilis here. …read more

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Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Ministry of Health (MoH), WHO and partners continue to respond to an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD), despite persistent challenges around security and community mistrust impacting response measures. …read more

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How do you read a TB skin test?

A purified protein derivative (PPD) test is a test that helps diagnose tuberculosis. It is a straightforward and painless test, and the results can lead to faster treatment. Learn more here. …read more

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Gonococcal infection – United Kingdom

On 7 January 2019, the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland notified WHO about two cases of extensive drug resistant (XDR) Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection diagnosed in the United Kingdom. …read more

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Removing stitches at home

To prevent infection and ensure proper wound healing, it is usually best for a healthcare professional to remove a person’s stitches. However, with sufficient care and sterile equipment, it is possible for an individual to remove their stitches safely at home. Learn more here. …read more

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