Measles: The Point on a New Epidemic

By Blandina Steinhauslin, AILO Florence


What is it?

The virus of measles is part of the paramyxovirus family, meaning viruses that are mainly responsible for causing acute respiratory diseases, like mumps, rubella and others.  

Measles spreads through droplets in the air; it is transmitted by coughing and sneezing, and generally close personal contact. It infects...

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By Blandina Steinhauslin, AILO Florence and Linda Harvan, FAUSA

Hepatitis refers to inflammation of the liver, which is the largest solid organ in the body and helps digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Viruses cause most cases of hepatitis, but other infections, toxic substances (alcohol, recreational drugs and certain prescription medicines) and autoimmune diseases can also cause hepatitis. Viral...

by Orla Blundell, AWG Languedoc-RoussillonF

Key Facts and Figures:

  • Worldwide, there are more than 1 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) acquired every day.
  • Each year, there are an estimated 357 million new infections.
  • More than 30 different bacteria, viruses and parasites are known to be transmitted through sexual contact.
  • 8 of these pathogens are linked to the greatest incidence of sexually transmitted...

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