Tropical disease

Tropical diseases are diseases that are prevalent in or unique to tropical and subtropical regions. The diseases are less prevalent in temperate climates, due in part to the occurrence of a cold season, which controls the insect population by forcing hibernation.
  • Swine flu mask

    Essential oils from many plant families have demonstrated antiviral properties in laboratory. Use before exposure can lessen the potential of infection. This is the case for any type of virus, be it our 'regular' flu season or potential pandemic threat of H1N1 swine flu.


  • This is an article about preparing for Ebola. Whilst I am not a "prepper", I do believe in the 7 Ps, a British Army adage for Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.Ebola hasn't gone away; there is acurrent outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


  • Dengue fever also known as "break-bone fever", a disease of the tropics caused by a virus called Flavivirus. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle & joint pains & a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles.

  • swine flu

    An influenza pandemic is an epidemic of an influenza virus that spreads on a worldwide scale and infects a large proportion of the world population. The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in history, was caused by an H1N1 virus. 500 million people, one-third of the world’s population became infected.

  • tropical disease

    In light if global warming and the increase in resistance of tropical disease to current pharmacological treatments, traditional medicine has an increasing role to play in the prevention, treatment and control of tropical disease.