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By: Domestos  05/12/2011

  • Flu

    Influenza A

    What is it? A virus that can infect the respiratory tract (the airway).

    How does it spread? Mostly from an ill person's saliva or mucus that escapes when they cough or sneeze.

    Who’s at risk? Anyone. Though the young, elderly and people with reduced immunity are more likely to catch it.

    Symptoms: Sudden fever, aching limbs and fatigue, sore throat, cough and headache.

  • Swine Flu

    Influenza A of a type known as H1N1

    What is it? An infectious disease of pigs caused by flu viruses that occur naturally in pigs but which can sometimes mutate to infect people.

    How does it spread? In the same way as normal flu. Mostly from an ill person's saliva or mucus that escapes when they cough or sneeze.

    Who’s at risk? Anyone. Though the young, elderly and people with reduced immunity are more likely to catch it.

    Symptoms: The same as normal flu (fever, aching limbs and fatigue, sore throat, cough and headache), but may be more severe and cause more serious complications.

  • Avian Flu

    Influenza A of a type known as N5N1

    What is it? An infection caused by influenza viruses that occur naturally in birds, but which can sometimes mutate to infect people.

    How does it spread? From contact with a dead or infected bird. And in the same way as normal flu if it mutates in a way that it can be passed from person to person.

    Who’s at risk? Anyone. Though the young, elderly and people with reduced immunity are more likely to catch it.

    Symptoms: The same as normal flu (fever, aching limbs and fatigue, sore throat, cough and headache), but may be more severe and cause more serious complications.

  • Gastric Flu

    Norovirus

    What is it? The most common cause of gastroenteritis (gastric flu) in the UK, also known as the winter vomiting bug.

    How does it spread? Via ill people, vomit droplets from infected people or occasionally via contaminated fresh food.

    Who’s at risk? Anyone. The young and elderly need to take particular care if infected, as they can suffer from deshydratation.

    Symptoms: Severe, but short-lived, vomiting and diarrhoea.

  • Cold

    Rhinovirus

    What is it? A virus which causes over half of colds.

    How does it spread? From an ill person’s saliva or mucus that escapes when they cough or sneeze.

    Symptoms: Breathing difficulties, sneezing, sore throat, cough, headache.

  • MRSA

    What is it? A common skin bacterium that is resistant to a range of antibiotics.

    How does it spread? Via people's skin and surfaces. Enters the body via cut, wound or broken skin.

    Who’s at risk? People who have a cut, wound or other skin damage. The elderly, very young or the unwell who are more vulnerable should also take extra care.

    Symptoms: Boils, sores or itchy blisters. Blood poisoning and serious illness if it gets into the blood stream.

  • Ringworm

    Trichophyton Rubrum

    What is it? A group of parasitic fungi that can infect and live on damp skin, hair or nails.

    How does it spread? From one person to another through skin contact, as well as from pets to people.

    Who’s at risk? Children and girls are more at risk, as well as people with eczema or damaged skin.

    Symptoms: Ringworms, infected nails.

  • Salmonella

    What is it? A bacteria that lives in the intestines of infected people. It is a common cause of food poisoning.

    How does it spread? Frequently it enters the home on raw poultry or other food. Entering the body through the mouth, it spreads via contaminated food, hands and surfaces.

    Who’s at risk? Anyone. Though the young, elderly and people with reduced immunity are more at risk.

    Symptoms: Diarrhoea, fever and stomach cramps.

  • Campylobacter

    What is it? A bacteria that lives in the intestines of infected people. It is a common cause of intestine infection.

    How does it spread? Via contaminated people or domestic pets such as cats or dogs. It spreads around the home via hands and frequently touched surfaces.

    Who’s at risk? Anyone. Though the young, elderly and people with reduced immunity are more at risk.

    Symptoms: Diarrhoea, abdominal pain and fever within 2 to 10 days after infection. Sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

  • E. Coli O157

    What is it? A more dangerous strain of the common E. Coli bacterium usually found in the gut of healthy humans. It can cause severe intestinal illness.

    How does it spread? It spreads around the home via hands, food and frequently touched surfaces. Raw minced meat is a common source of E. Coli O157.

    Who’s at risk? Anyone. Though the young, elderly and people with reduced immunity are more at risk.

    Symptoms: Severe, often bloody diarrhoea.

  • Clostridum difficile

    What is it? A spore-forming bacterium and one of the normal bacteria in the gut in 3% of healthy adults.

    How does it spread? Via hands or contaminated surfaces.

    Who’s at risk? Those most at risk are the elderly (65+), particularly those taking antibiotics to supplement the good bacteria in their gut.

    Symptoms: Diarrhoea of varying severity, fever, nausea and abdominal pain.

  • Cladosporium

    What is it? A fungi responsible for the development of mould; a common allergen in the house, which can trigger allergic reactions and respiratory problems.

    How does it spread? Cladosporium is often found outdoors on food waste or decaying plants, or indoors in damp areas such as wood or fabrics. It releases spores that travel through the air and can trigger allergic reactions.

    Who’s at risk? People who suffer from respiratory allergies, such as hay fever and asthma.

    Symptoms: Asthma attacks, hay fever symptoms, symptoms of acute allergic lung disease.

  • Aspergillus

    What is it? A common fungi that rarely causes infections, but can trigger respiratory problems in susceptible people.

    How does it spread? It develops in damp places and on organic waste. Entering the body through the lungs, it can be transferred via hands or surfaces.

    Who’s at risk? People with asthma or respiratory illness, as well as those who are unwell or recovering from a treatment.

    Symptoms: Exacerbation of respiratory symptoms such as asthma – if infection occurs, symptoms can include chronic coughs and fatigue, blocked nose and headaches.

  • Rotavirus

    What is it? The most common cause of stomach bugs amongst children. Lives in the intestines of infected people.

    How does it spread? It enters the home on animals or people and spreads throughout the home via hands, toilet surfaces, nappies, or frequently touched surfaces.

    Who’s at risk? Anyone. Though the young, elderly and people with reduced immunity are more at risk.

    Symptoms: Mild to moderate fever, vomiting and stomach ache. Severe dehydration can be a side effect that can require hospital treatment.

  • RSV

    What is it? A virus that infects the respiratory tract (the airway). The most common cause of severe respiratory illness in children under 2 years.

    How does it spread? It enters the body via the nose, mouth or eyes and it is transmitted through droplets in saliva and mucus from coughing or sneezing.

    Who’s at risk? Anyone, but the elderly and children with reduced immunity are more at risk. The older the child, the milder the infection is likely to be.

    Symptoms: Cold-like symptoms, including a cough and possibly earache. In some cases, bronchitis or pneumonia that can require hospitalisation.


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