Infections and Infestations

Bloody Urine – Causes of Red Color, Blood in Urine

Urine with a reddish color does not always indicate the presence of blood or bleeding within the urinary tract. Similarly, the presence of blood in the urine may not be visible to the naked eye. In order to differentiate between reddish brown discoloration of urine and bloody urine, it is important to test for the presence >> Read More ...

Flood Facts – Prevention of Infections – Flood Pictures

1. Flood Water Is Contaminated Flood water may contain sewage from rivers, soil and manure from fields, dead animals, dust from roads and factory yards, and other dirt. Such a water may contain eventually harmful chemicals, bacteria and parasites. Do not drink flood water or store it for watering plants or any other >> Read More ...

Prevention and Treatment of Bowel Infections in Tropical Areas

Water and Food Poisoning Due to Bad Sanitation Inappropriate sewage disposal may result in contamination of drinking water with human and animal stools containing viruses, bacteria or parasites. Drinking or swimming in such water is the main source of stomach and bowel infections in tropical areas. If water, contaminated >> Read More ...

Chronic Stomach and Bowel Infections – Symptoms, Treatment

Stomach Problems Due to Chronic Infections Stomach pain, bloating, belching, gas and diarrhea, lasting for several weeks or months may result from chronic infection by parasites, bacteria or, rarely, viruses or yeasts. There is often no fever in these infections. Parasites Intestinal parasites, like giardia >> Read More ...

Swine H1N1 Flu Spread-Cause, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention

What is swine flu? Swine flu , now known as the 2009 H1N1 flu, is caused by the orthomyxovirus which usually affects pigs but viral mutations allows the virus to cross species to other hosts like humans. The swine influenza virus (SIV) is another example of cross species viral infection which was previously seen with other >> Read More ...

Can Piercings Cause Staph Infection?

Skin piercings are a common cosmetic and cultural practice across the world. Its main purpose is for the placement of ornaments and jewelry, with the ear lobes being among the most commoly piered area of the body. Piercings are usually safe if done properly and if appropriate measures are taken before and after the >> Read More ...

Vaccinations For Travel to India (Recommended by CDC)

Large numbers of travelers are visiting developing countries, like India. Studies show that 50-75% of travelers to the tropics and sub-tropics (including India) report some health problem during their stay or after leaving the country which they visited although most of the health problems are minor and only about 5% >> Read More ...

Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus ~ VRSA (and VISA)

Drug resistant microbes have become a major public health concern. Some microbes are not only resistant to older generation antibiotics due to overuse and incorrect use, but are now also showing resistance to new generation antibiotics. This has taken the form of extreme drug resistance and the term ‘superbug’ >> Read More ...
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