monkeypox

Monkeypox

Did you know? Monkeypox is a rare disease that occurs primarily in remote parts of Central and West Africa, near tropical rain forests. The monkeypox virus can cause a fatal illness in humans and, although it is similar to human smallpox which has been eradicated, it is much milder. The monkeypox virus is transmitted to…

Meningitis

Meningitis

What is Meningitis? Meningitis is an inflammation (swelling) of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord known as the meninges. This inflammation is usually caused by an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis is usually caused by bacteria or viruses but can be a result of injury, cancer,…

cervical cancer

Cervical Cancer and Its Prevention

What is Cervical Cancer? Cervical Cancer is a type of cancer that affects the neck of the womb called the cervix. The major risk factor for its cause is Human papillomavirus infection, which is a sexually transmitted virus. Did you know? Worldwide, every 2 minutes a woman dies of cervical cancer. 530,000 women diagnosed per…