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Coronavirus facts – what we know so far!

Coronavirus facts: Most people will get a mild infection, but the pattern is clear in the most severe cases. A World Health Organization examination of data from 56,000 patients suggests:6% become critically ill – lung failure, septic shock, organ failure and risk of death14% develop severe symptoms – difficulty breathing and shortness of breath80% develop mild symptoms – fever and cough and some may have…

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Coronavirus (information from NHS)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways which is caused by a virus called coronavirus. What’s the risk of coronavirus in the UK? The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate. Health professionals are working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have coronavirus. What’s…

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Bronchiolitis – This year seems to be a bad one with RSV!

We have already started to see atlleast 2-3 cases of severe Bronchiolitis every day. It is a very common respiratory illness in babies less than 1 year of age, in winter. It can be caused by several viruses, but this year, it seems to be the well associated, Respiratory Syncitial Virus coming back with a vengence. There is no treatment except supportive management with oxygen/breathing…

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Haemangioma (strawberry nevus)

What is haemangioma? A haemangioma is a collection of small blood vessels that form a lump under the skin. They are sometimes called ‘strawberry marks’ because the surface of a haemangioma may look a bit like the surface of a strawberry. Superficial haemangiomas are usually a raised, bright red area of skin. Which feels quite warm because the abnormal blood vessels are close to the…

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