The most common cancer in men in the UK is prostate cancer, around a quarter of all male cancer diagnoses. Testicular cancer, the other male-specific cancer, is rare, but occurs early in life. Neither are preventable.
Our gut is permanently full of large numbers of bacteria but serious infections rarely occur due to its extraordinary immune system. Public health has reduced but not eliminated transmission of these potentially dangerous infections.
Control measures including vaccination have reduced the risk of some, but not all, of these very serious infections. This lecture will cover how infections get into the brain, their effect and how we can prevent and treat them.