Posts Categorized: Diseases

We keep hearing about the importance of testing, especially as we start to tracvel again, but can we rely on Coronavirus test results? As with all testing, nothing can determine 100% accuracy. Here we discuss why that is and how accurate Coronavirus testing is. Are Coronavirus Tests Accurate? There are varying reported levels of accuracy…

In March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) called for countries to test every case. In the UK, this was restricted to selected treatment areas and has since been expanded to cover wider areas of population. The importance of obtaining an antibody test is to assist in the determination of the local levels of previous…

Antibodies are our bodies’ response to potentially dangerous infection; a specific set of rules the body develops to fight off a particular infection. The presence of antibodies indicates a previous infection as it shows that the body has been exposed in order to learn how to fight off the infection. How does a real time…

COVID-19 antibody testing is rapidly becoming an important part of the global effort to reduce the risk from coronavirus and is recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as an integral part of countries’ COVID-19 strategy. When will Covid-19 antibody tests become available? In the UK, antibody testing can now be completed with Nomad in…

What is Rabies Rabies is an infectious viral disease of the brain and nervous system that is fatal once symptoms have started. The most common way that humans contract rabies, up to 99% of cases is through transmission from domestic dogs. Every year more than 15 million people worldwide receive a post bite vaccination. This…

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the name given to a group of viruses that live on the skin and can be passed from person-to-person. Many HPV infections come and go and do not cause any problems, but persistent HPV infection is a leading cause of cervical and other cancers. In addition to cervical cancer in women,…