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6 January 2017
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Child care: Human ehrlichioses

6 January 2017, Comments: 0

Human ehrlichioses are rickettsial infections triggered by various species of the Ehrlichia bacteria. The bacteria can spread to humans via bites from infected ticks. […]


28 October 2016
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Sun poisoning

28 October 2016, Comments: 0

Sun poisoning is a term often used for a severe sunburn. This is typically a burn from exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) radiation that […]


7 October 2016
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What is altitude sickness?

7 October 2016, Comments: 0

Altitude sickness is a prevalent condition that can develop if climbing areas with high altitude rapidly. The drop in the atmospheric pressure makes it hard […]


29 July 2016
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Cold-related injuries: Care for frostbite

29 July 2016, Comments: 0

Frostbite develops once skin has been exposed to extreme temperatures for prolonged periods of time. As a result, the skin freezes along with the […]


22 July 2016
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Extreme temperature safety

22 July 2016, Comments: 0

When travelling outdoors, it is vital to take into consideration extreme temperature safety. This can range from rainy days to the dry season and […]