衛教單張Health Education Resources
Chickenpox is a disease that occurs when the body is first infected with a virus called varicella-zoster virus (VZV).
Herpes zoster is commonly known in Taiwan as “live snake,” “snake skin” or “flying snake.”
Preventive vaccination is the most economical and effective measure against infectious diseases.
Altitude sickness is the negative health effect of high altitude, caused by rapid exposure to low amounts of oxygen at high elevation.
Consult your doctor for medical evaluation before departure.
Malaria is transmitted by the bite of Anopheles infected with Plasmodium. There are four kinds of Plasmodium for human infection:
For taking a drug for malaria prophylaxis before going abroad, please consult a doctor one month before going abroad to assess the risk of infection, the need for preventive administration and whether there are contraindications.
Influenza is an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza virus. Influenza viruses are classified into types A, B and C. The main seasonal influenza viruses are types A and B, while type C is characterized by mild upper respiratory tract infection. At present, H1N1 and H3N2 are the primary influenza A viruses that infect humans.
The success rate of smoking cessation of Varenicline is about 50 to 60 percent, which is higher than that of nicotine replacement therapy (e.g. patches and lozenges) and Bupropion
Acute meningoencephalitis caused by infection with Japanese encephalitis virus involves the brain, spinal cord and meninges. The incubation period is 5-15 days. Most of the patients have no obvious symptoms. Only about 1% of the infected patients have clinical symptoms.