FIT screening

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers. The good news is that CRC incidence and mortality can be reduced significantly if detected early enough.

Faecal immunochemical tests (FIT) are non-invasive and can detect blood in stool invisible to the naked eye. Due to its simplicity, FIT is currently considered the best non-invasive test for CRC screening.

Invest a little time in your own health by taking the FIT to prevent or detect colon cancer early on.
For further information, please visit our ‘FIT for screening’ website

Bacterial meningitis

Pathogen:Bacteria →Gram-positive diplococci →Streptococcus pneumoniae
Transmission:Typically airborne – meningitis secondary to nasopharyngeal infection
Geographical range:Worldwide
Incidence:1.2 million infections per year

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