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Rabies…. What to do AFTER a bite?

November 09, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Infections, Outbreaks and Trends,Vaccinations   |   Comments Off on Rabies…. What to do AFTER a bite?

RABIES POST EXPOSURE TREATMENT – SIMPLE GUIDE FOR THE LAY PERSON Rabies is a real threat in developing countries. It occurs in >100 countries and 55,000 people die from rabies each year. Risk is highest in Asia and Africa. Despite the availability of the rabies vaccination, few use them. Instead, many rely on post-exposure prophylaxis […]

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Resistant malaria on the rise!

November 05, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Infections, Outbreaks and Trends   |   Comments Off on Resistant malaria on the rise!

Malaria is still a constant threat in our neighbouring countries. With Singaporeans going to increasingly exotic destinations – some for travel, others for work, it is pertinent that we protect ourselves adequately. In Singapore, there were 149 cases in 2011, with a median cases of 168 between the years 2006 to 2010 based on the […]

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