Infections and Infestations

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 ...

5 Signs of Yeast Infection (Candida) in Women and Men

Yeasts are a type of fungus that naturally occur on and in the human body in small numbers. Most of the time it does not pose any problem to human health but under certain circumstances these fungi can multiply and lead to an overgrowth on the skin surface or within cavities like the mouth or vagina. Although not usually >> Read More ...

How to Cure The Flu (Fast Relief Home Remdies)

The flu is probably the most common illness that affects every person in their life. Sometimes it is contracted every year while at other times there may be a gap of a few flu-free years. Most of us do not think of a flu as being serious. There are intense symptoms for 2 to 3 days and it resolves on its own thereafter. >> Read More ...

Echinococcus Tapeworm Parasite, Symptoms, Spread, Treatment

Parasitic worms that infest the intestines are a common problem. Most of us know of parasites like the pork or beef tapeworms that live in the intestines where they feed and grow within the bowels for years or even decades. Some lesser known tapeworm infestations can be much more serious and deadly within months of >> Read More ...

Superbug Infection, Symptoms, Dangers and Prevention

Superbugs have been growing a health concern for several years as more microbes become resistant to drugs. New-generation antibiotics and antivirals have been constantly filling the gap where older antibiotics and antivirals  fall short. Sometimes a cocktail of drugs has been needed. However, it was always known that >> Read More ...

Mononucleosis (Kissing Disease) Recurring, Symptoms, Vaccine

It is a viral disease that affects at least half of all American by the age of 5 years and most of the rest of the population by early adulthood. However, most of us think little of infectious mononucleosis beyond the severe sore throat and long-lasting fatigue that it causes. The disease is not given as much attention yet >> Read More ...

Zika Virus Outbreak, Spread, Symptoms, Testing, Treatment

Zika virus has been dominating public health news and alerts in 2015 particularly with the South America outbreak. However, with the ease of modern travel, there are cases of Zika virus being reported in various parts of the globe. It is important to note that prior to 2015 there were Zika virus outbreaks in other parts of >> Read More ...
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