Intercleanse Ltd
69 Gatwick Road, Manor Royal
Crawley, RH10 9RD

Tel: 01293 227690
Email: enquiries@intercleanse.com

MRSA, HIV, Hepatitus

 

AIDS  (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome)

AIDS is a serious, life threatening disease. It is caused by HIV and is a result of a weakened immune system. AIDS attacks the white blood cells and destroys the body's ability to fight infections. Many people may be infected by HIV and not look or feel sick. The virus can be passed from person to person as a result of blood to blood contact ie drug users sharing needles, unprotected sex or a bite from an affected person. Hepatitus B is a disease that mainly affects the liver.

The virus is carried in body fluids such as blood, saliva, semen and vaginal fluids. It is estimated that about 1 in 1000 people in the UK are infected although many people, known as carriers, show no symptoms but can pass on the virus. About 1 in 4 carriers eventually develop a serious liver disease such as chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and in some cases, liver cancer. The virus can be passed from person to person as a result of blood to blood contact ie drug users sharing needles, unprotected sex or a bite from an affected person.

 

MRSA (Super bugs) Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

Bacteria are often referred to as Staph infections and cause boils and abscesses. The virus can cause long term health problems and bacteria that enter the bloodstream can be life threatening. It is easily spread from person to person through coughing (airborne bacteria) or contact with contaminated surfaces. Some people (carriers) may be infected and not show any symptoms but can still pass on the virus.