Infections and Infestations

Signs of Strep Throat and Dangers

Every year there is an estimated 12 million cases of sore throat reported to health care providers across the United States. The most common cause of sore throat is Group A Streptococcus, commonly referred to as strep throat. This type of throat infection (pharyngitis) is mainly seen during winter and early spring, and >> Read More ...

10 Signs of Mono, What Causes It and Dangers

Most of us known of infectious mononucleousis by its common names, such as mono or glandular fever. It is also commonly known as kissing disease and is said to be spread by the act of kissing. However, this can be misleading as there are many ways in which mono can be spread even without kissing. It is a very common >> Read More ...

7 Signs of Shingles (Pain, Rash and Other Symptoms)

Chickenpox is a well known infection mainly occurring in children. However, the same virus that causes chickenpox can cause another infection mainly in adults. This condition is known as shingles or herpes zoster and any person who had chickenpox earlier in life is at risk of developing shingles. It is more likely to occur >> Read More ...

Signs of Lice (Head, Body, Pubic) and How to Spot It

Human lice are tiny insects that live on the body. It differs from lice found on other animals and the species of lice that affect different parts of the body may also vary. Head lice is by far the most common and can affect both adults and children. Pubic lice is another type that is mainly a problem for adults. Although >> Read More ...

8 Signs of an Infection (Anywhere on the Body)

Infections are one of the most common types of diseases that afflicts humans. It is caused by a number of different infectious agents that are in our environment – from the air around us, to our water supply, foods that we eat, surfaces within our home and even on or within our bodies. Everyday the immune system is >> Read More ...

Measles – Spread, Symptoms, Pictures, Treatment, Prevention

Among the common childhood infections that only occur once in life, measles is among the top three. However, it has been eliminated from the United States due to immunization programs. Yet it still occurs in Americans who are not immunized largely due to infected travelers who bring the virus to the United States. For most >> Read More ...

5 Signs of Zika and How to Spot It

The ongoing Zika outbreak is a cause for global concern as it has been revealed that a bite from an infected mosquito is not the only way to contract the disease. Zika can be spread from mother to child and from person to person through blood transfusion or sexual contact. While these other ways of spreading the virus is >> Read More ...

5 Signs of Herpes (Oral and Genital), First Symptoms, Pictures

There herpes virus is a large family of viruses and several of these can cause diseases in humans. Most of us refer to the herpes simplex virus (HSV) when we refer to the condition as herpes.This is a common virus and the two types are known for causing mouth (oral) and genital diseases. These two types of herpes simplex >> Read More ...
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