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Communicable diseases

Keeping well on cruises

Cruise ships are becoming increasingly popular. It is vital for practice nurses to have a good understanding of the health risks faced by these travellers. This article will discuss the most common infectious diseases associated with cruise travel.

Preserving antibiotic efficacy

With up to 85% of prescribing of antibiotics in England taking place in primary care and community settings, nurses working in these settings are in a unique position to drive the preservation of one of the most precious commodities on our planet.

Hand, foot and mouth disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a highly infectious disease which commonly affects young children, says Suneeta Kochhar.

Treating pneumonia in children

Early recognition and treatment of pneumonia is associated with better outcomes, write Dr Siba Prosad Paul and Dr Jaspreet Kaur Bains

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