Disease

  1. The similarities with the 1964 Aberdeen typhoid outbreak

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    Video caption: Coronavirus: The similarities with 1964 Aberdeen typhoid outbreak

    Washing your hands, social isolation, and lost business - the 1964 typhoid outbreak in Aberdeen had many similarities to the current coronavirus crisis.

    The Granite City was brought to its knees by the largest typhoid outbreak in recent British history.

    More than 500 people of all ages had to be quarantined in hospital. Most patients spent many weeks there until they were allowed home.

    The outbreak was contained without a single related death.

    The infection was eventually traced back to a single tin of Argentinean corned beef sold in a supermarket.

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    Video caption: Coronavirus: The similarities with 1964 Aberdeen typhoid outbreak

    Washing your hands, social isolation and lost business - the echoes of Aberdeen outbreak 56 years ago.

  3. How pneumonia has become a deadly child killer

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    Video caption: Last year, pneumonia claimed the lives of more than 800,000 children under the age of five

    Pneumonia is a treatable disease but due to misdiagnosis and poverty it has become the deadliest killer for children.

  4. Mr Colitis Crohns

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    Video caption: Mesha talks about living with an invisible disability and a stoma bag.