Measles

Introduction Now relatively rare in the UK Older children have more severe disease Caused by the Morbillivirus, which is a type of paramyoxovirus This is a single stranded, enveloped RNA virus It is a...

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Meningitis

Definitions Meningitis – although this technically only means inflammation of the meninges, it is usually taken to mean infection. Meningitis is far more common in infants and children than in adults. Causes There are...

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Mumps

Background Mumps is a NOTIFIABLE DISEASE in the UK Another viral respiratory tract infection. Caused by the mumps virus. Most common in winter/spring Spread by droplet infection Not as infectious as measles Viral replication...

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Mycoplasma Pneumonia

Introduction Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a small bacterium (one of the the smallest free-living organisms), that lacks a cell wall, which can cause a pneumonia in humans – termed mycoplasma pneumonia Along with some other organisms...

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