List of Common Infectious Diseases
Common infectious diseases
Bacterial, fungal, parasitic, prion, and viral infectious diseases are listed, and hereby discussed briefly, in this article.
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Diseases You Can Get From Your Pets
Diseases transmitted by pets
If you have decided to add a pet to your family, firstly, you need to know these animals carry pathogens that can get transmitted and make you prone to numerous diseases.
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Diseases Caused by Viruses
The number of diseases caused by viruses, is probably lesser than only the number of species of viruses. Let us look at some of them.
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Anthrax Disease - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
In recent years, the very infamous word, 'Anthrax letters' came to light, when terrorists used anthrax spores in mails to spread the disease. These letters were directed to few US media houses and senators claiming innocent lives...
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Human Diseases Caused by Protists
Protists can be a nasty lot, with the variety and volume of diseases they cause. Read about human diseases caused by protists in the following Buzzle article.
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History of Smallpox Vaccine
Smallpox vaccine is a big achievement in the history of vaccination and medicine. Let us know all about its history, in the information below.
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Types of Infectious Diseases
What are the different types of infectious diseases? The list is long and so the following article tries to explain some basic types.
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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Treatment
Want to know about the treatment of hand, foot, and mouth disease? In this Buzzle article, we give you the lowdown on this disease.
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Fungal Infection Symptoms
Humans are prone to different types of fungal infections. The symptoms vary with the causal agent and the location of infection.
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Viral Infection Symptoms
Viral infection symptoms are common and occur as a result of being affected by viruses. This article focuses on different symptoms of this infection which are observed in people belonging to different age groups.
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Neonatal Sepsis: Causes, Signs, and Treatment
Neonatal sepsis is an infection that affects infants and it can be fatal, if treatment is not given early. This article provides some information about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of this medical condition.
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Hospital Acquired Infections
Every year more than a million people acquire infections while they are admitted to hospital for treatment of some other disease. Even though most of the hospitals are gearing up to fight such conditions, still it is not possible...
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Symptoms of Mumps
Inflammation of the salivary glands, especially the parotid glands due to a virus is called mumps. This article provides information about the symptoms and risks associated with this condition.
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Infections from Cat Bites
Cats are adorable pets. But cat owners should be aware that the bites of these animals can cause severe infections. This article tells you about the infections from cat bites and their treatment measures.
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Molluscum Contagiosum in Children
Molluscum contagiosum in children is a major cause of concern, it spreads very rapidly and takes a while to cure, unless tackled immediately. Find out all about this skin disease and how to prevent it.
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Facts about Leprosy
Leprosy is as old as, or in fact older than, the Bible. It is a disease that has plagued humans for more than 4000 years, and yet many remain unaware of some of the most common facts about leprosy. Find out about leprosy in this...
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How to Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections
Hospital acquired infections are a result of lack of proper hygiene maintained on part of either the hospital or the patient during the period of admission. Anyone would want to return cured and not 'infected', from a hospital. To...
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Common Infections after Surgery
Have you been surgically treated recently and are wondering if the problems you are experiencing post surgery could be related to an infection? Yes, most of the time, a surgery could lead to an infection, which can have both minor...
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Common Contagious Diseases
Common contagious diseases are spread through an infection by bacteria, viruses, fungus as well as protozoan agents. These contagious diseases strike people of all ages, from a new-born to a mature adult. Let us have a look at some...
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Coxsackievirus Symptoms
Coxsackievirus infection is very common in children and often occurs without parents realizing what is making their children ill. The following article on Coxsackievirus symptoms will help you spot the infection sooner and get your...
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Infectious Diseases of the Respiratory System
Diseases are at their most dangerous, when they are contagious. A single germ from one infected individual can infect an entire community or city, within a short period of time. Scroll below to learn which infectious diseases...
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Emerging Infectious Diseases
What are emerging infectious diseases? How many have emerged or re-emerged in the last two decades? Read ahead to find out.
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Adenovirus Infection Symptoms
Adenovirus can cause infections in the ear, in the respiratory tract, and the gastrointestinal tract. Its symptoms are similar to other disorders, hence, it is difficult to diagnose.
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Poultice for Infection
If you have an infection on your skin, then you can make use of poultice to get rid of the infection. This article enlists certain homemade poultices which are easy to make and can help treat the condition.
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Leprosy Symptoms
Leprosy is a dreaded disease that is caused by a bacterium. The following Buzzle write-up provides information on the symptoms of leprosy.
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What is Leprosy?
Leprosy is a bacterial disease that leads to disfigurement of the limbs and facial tissues. The following article provides a brief overview of this infectious disease, with respect to the causes, symptoms and treatment options...
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Infections of the Skin
Skin being the major exposed organ, is often affected by a number of factors, the predominant one being infections. Read the article to learn about the different infections of the skin.
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Parvovirus in Humans
There are several diseases caused by the parvovirus in human beings. This article will give you detailed information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment methods of fifth disease, caused by parvovirus.
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Herpetic Whitlow
Herpetic whitlow is an infection caused by herpes simplex virus, and is characterized by painful lesions on fingers. Here is a brief overview about this condition.
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Septic Shock Treatment
Characterized by a fatal drop in blood pressure, septic shock is a life-threatening condition that affects the functioning of vital organs. Go through this article for some information about its treatment.
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Smallpox Symptoms
Smallpox is an infectious disease, believed to be around for over a thousand years. This Buzzle article enlightens you about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this infectious disease.
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Cytomegalovirus: CMV Virus in Newborns
Cytomegalovirus in newborns is one of the most common congenital infections in the US. Most of the newborns contract the virus while in the mother's womb. This article provides information regarding the same.
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Respirators and Face Masks
Respirators and face masks help in filtering out harmful particles present in the air that we breath. The following article includes more information about these devices.
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Peritonsillar Abscess
Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) also known as quinsy, infects male and female in equal ratios and is usually observed in older children, adolescents, and young adults. Around 100,000 people are diagnosed with the same every year...
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