I really like the tropical tales (“parasites and people”) of the late Dr Robert S. Desowitz, who was Professor of Tropical Medicine at the University of Hawaii and worked with the World Health Organization.
Dr Duncan’s legacy in a remote New Guinea valley
Melioidosis is a fascinating disease, with a distinct geography, a wide range of clinical presentations and a complex pathogenesis.
Melioidosis Burkholderia pseudomallei is a fascinating disease, with a distinct geography, a wide range of clinical presentations and a complex pathogenesis.
Tetanus MCQ Q1. Which of the following is true for the tetanus vaccine? A. Every traveller should be up to date.B. No one should have more than 6 shots in their lifetime.C. Reactions are less likely to occur the more you have.D. A tetanus vaccine should only be given to highly contaminated wounds regardless or […]
Indications and Role:The tetanus immunization is not a live virus vaccine. A toxoid is created from the virus to form an immune reaction against the toxin produced by the bacteria. Tetanus vaccines are only given as part of combined products and are now part of most countries immunisation schedule: diphtheria/tetanus/acellular pertussis/inactivate polio vaccine/Haemophilus influenza type […]
Indications and Role: The UK recommends a vaccine called Rabipur or Rabies vaccine BP. These are both freeze dried chick embryo cells or human diploid cells retrospectively with inactivated virus. Once reconstituted they should be used within the hour. Administration and dosing: Vaccines should be injected into the deltoid muscle for adults and children over 2 […]
So you can’t get enough of tropical medicine and you want to be tested to the extremes of altitude medicine or you are feverish for some tropical torment then this is the page to get your fix of ACT, RIG or schizont. Get your rabies MCQ fix now.
Indications and Role: The tetanus immunoglobulin is used for those wounds that are tetanus prone and high risk as vaccination alone may not provide enough protection if the incubation period is faster than the host’s own immune response. Administration and dosing: 250 IU by intramuscular injection, or 500IU if more than 24 hours have elapsed […]
In 1900 Dr Jesse William Lazear joined the Yellow Fever Commission team in Cuba under Walter Reed. He was employed to conduct studies into the bacteriology of tropical diseases.