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Preventive health care

Preventive health care

HIV Facts and Myths

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

This brochure provides information about the transmission of HIV infection and offers suggestions on protection from AIDS.

AIDS and HIV - Current Knowledge, Protection and Treatment

Ethno-medizinisches Zentrum e.V.

This guide provides information on HIV and AIDS, prevention measures and therapy options as well as other topics including safer sex/drug use, contraception and pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STI), tuberculosis and viral hepatitis.

tip doc HIV

TipDoc

The tip doc documentation aids support the communication between medical professionals and patients. Here you find information about HIV infection, symptoms, treatment and background.

Be safe – condoms + mishaps

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

This flyer provides information on potential mistakes when using a condom.

Be safe – the pill + mishaps

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

This flyer provides information on potential mistakes when using the pill.

The ‘morning-after pill’

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

The leaflet explains how the ‘morning-after pill’ works, describes how to use and how and where to get it, and contains answers to the most frequently asked questions. In addition, the flyer provides an overview of the most common contraceptives and their pros and cons

Hygiene in Everyday Life

Refugium Flucht und Gesundheit

This flyer offers advice on how to pay better attention to hygiene in your daily life. It includes information on dental care, washing hands, hair and body care, kitchen hygiene and mould prevention.

Healthy Nutrition in Germany

Refugium Flucht und Gesundheit

This flyer provides suggestions for a healthy and balanced diet.

Oral health

Refugium Flucht und Gesundheit

This flyer explains why oral and dental health is so important and how to maintain it.

Early-stage bowel cancer

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

Here you can find out what colon cancer is, which tests you will need to take after diagnosis and which treatment specialists recommend.

Antibiotics – what you should know

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

This fact sheet explains how antibiotics work and what you should remember when you take them.

Resistance to Antibiotics

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

Here you can find information on how resistance to antibiotics develops and what you can do to prevent it.

Safe medical treatment

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

It is not always easy to take medicines as prescribed. This fact sheet tells you how to take medicinal products safely.

Multimedication

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

This fact sheet explains why patients are given many different medicinal products and the risks involved when several medicines are taken at the same time.

Frequently asked questions about the Measles Protection Law

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

In Germany, the Measles Protection Law applies. Here you find an FAQ about this law.

Borreliosis

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Borreliosis, also known as Lyme disease, is primarily transmitted by ticks.  Here you find information about infection, treatment and protection against borreliosis.

TBE (tick-borne encephalitis)

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TBE is an inflammation of the brain and brain membranes that is caused by a virus. This sheet provides information about infection, treatment and protection against TBE.

Flu (Influenza)

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The real flu, also referred to as influenza, is an acute disease of the respiratory system. Here you find information about infection, treatment and protection against the flu.

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD)

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HFMD is caused by viruses and its symptoms include a rash in or around the mouth, on the palms of the hands and on the soles of the feet.  This sheet provides information on transmission, infection and treatment.

Hepatitis A

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Hepatitis A is a liver infection that is caused by a virus. This sheet provides information about infection, treatment and protection against hepatitis A.

Whoopting cough (pertussis)

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Whooping cough (pertussis) is a respiratory infection. It is caused by bacteria and is highly contagious. Here you find information about infection, treatment and protection against whooping cough.

Scabies

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Scabies is a contagious human skin infection caused by the itch mite. Here you find information about infection, treatment and protection against this disease.

Legionella

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Legionella are bacteria that cause different symptoms in persons, from flu-like ones to severe pneumonia. This sheet provides information about infection, treatment and protection against Legionella.

Measels

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Measles is caused by viruses and is highly contagious. In Germany, vaccinations have ensured that measles infections are now much less common. Here you find information about measles infection, symptoms and vaccination.

Meningococcal

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Meningococcal infection is a severe disease that can become life-threatening within just a few hours. It can cause meningitis or a bloodstream infection. Here you find information about infection, the symptoms of and protection against meningococcal disease.

Mumps

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Mumps is an infectious disease which is particularly characterised by inflammation and swelling of the parotid glands. This sheet provides information about infection, symptoms and protection against this disease.

Noroviruses

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Noroviruses occur around the world and usually cause gastrointestinal problems Here you find information about infection, treatment and protection against noroviruses.

Ringel rubella

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Ringel rubella are caused by a virus and usually manifest as a mild flu-like illness with a rash. This sheets provides information about infection, treatment and protection against ringel rubella.

Rubella

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Rubella is caused by viruses and is highly contagious.  The illness can include a rash and flu-like symptoms. Here you find information about infection, treatment and protection against rubella.

Rotaviruses

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Rotaviruses are one of the most common causes of gastrointestinal illnesses in small children and are highly contagious. This sheet informs about infection, treatment and protection against rotaviruses.

Salmonella

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Salmonella is a typical food-borne infection that causes diarrhoea.  Here you find information about infection, treatment and protection against Salmonella.

Scarlet Fever

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Scarlet fever is one of the most common bacterial childhood infections. In most cases, it causes throat inflammation and a skin rash.  This sheet provides information about infection, treatment and protection against scarlet fever.

Tuberculosis

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Tuberculosis is caused by bacteria. The pathogens mostly affect the lungs, where the first symptom they produce includes coughing, but can also invade almost any other organ. This sheet provides information about infection, treatment and protection against tuberculosis.

Chickenpox/ Shingles

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Chickenpox infection usually occurs in childhood and manifests as fever and an itchy rash.  Once the patient has recovered, the virus remains dormant in the body and can reactivate many years later, causing shingles.  Here you find information about infection, treatment and protection against these diseases.

Tips for hygiene: The easy way to stay healthy

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Find out how to lower the risk of infection by illnesses such as common colds, flu or gastroenteritis using simple hygiene measures.

Eating, drinking and exercise during pregnancy

Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE)

A balanced diet, hydration and exercise are very important during pregnancy. This brochure provides parents-to-be with descriptions to the illustrations in the guide (in German) and the key messages in English. 

Eating, drinking and exercise during pregnancy

Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE)

A balanced diet, hydration and exercise are very important during pregnancy. This brochure provides parents-to-be with descriptions to the illustrations in the guide (in German) and the key messages in English. 

Good to know: Diphtheria 

Ethnomedizinisches Zentrum e.V.

Diphtheria is caused by bacteria and can affect the respiratory tract or the skin. This infectious disease can have serious consequences and, if untreated, be fatal even today. This brochure informs about infection and transmission routes as well as about treatment and vaccination.