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Explainer: arthrogryposis – the congenital disorder linked to Zika
While we’re used to seeing the distressing images of small heads caused by infection with the Zika virus during pregnancy, a recent study has suggested the virus may be linked to another congenital birth disorder, namely arthrogryposis. Arthrogryposi
Explainer: what’s meningococcal meningitis and what are the signs?
Stories of meningococcal outbreaks tell us it’s that season again. But what is meningococcal meningitis, why does it occur in seasons, and why does it strike fear into the hearts of so many? Meningococcus (Nisseria meningitidis) is type of bacterium