Infectious Diseases : Health & Medical
We carry probably 10 times more bacteria than human cells in our bodies. We are just beginning to understand the effects of these microorganisms and probiotics.
Viral warts (Verruca vulgaris) are part of the human papillomavirus group. The size, shape and color of viral warts are variable, and they can appear almost anywhere on the body, though hands and feet are most common areas of infection. There are many treatments for viral warts. For traditional m
One of the primary methods for rabies prevention and control is practical and accurate public health information. What does the public need to know?
Reiter's Syndrome is also known as Reactive Arthritis. It is an uncommon condition that causes severe inflammation of the joints, as well as skin lesions and inflammation of the mucous membranes. Reactive Arthritis usually occurs as a consequence of an apparently unrelated infection, usually of the
Bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections are two types of vaginitis that are common in women. However, while some of the symptoms of these two gynecological disorders may seem very similar, they have very different causes and require different methods of treatment. If you've never had bacterial vagi
Dangerous staph infections caused by a bacteria known as Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus begins as red bumps on the skin. The antibiotic-resistant disease can blossom into boils or burrow deep into internal organs. Advancements in submicroscopic engineering, known as nanotechnology, prev
Staph infections are bacterial invasion by the organism Staphylococcus aureus. The bacteria are normally on your skin, but poor hygiene and skin damage allow the invasion of the bacteria into the bloodstream. The infection leads to several clinical diseases treated through antibiotics and supportive
Many people are aware of health problems associated with yeast overgrowth such as vaginal yeast infections, jock itch, athletes foot, or oral thrush. The bacteria responsible for these infections can also cause a multitude of health symptoms such as headaches, chronic fatigue, food allergies, and di
New follow-up tests are needed to assess treatment efficacy of antiparasitic therapy.
Influenza A virus has become a major threat to birds and humans. How quickly is it migrating globally?