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  • Echinococcosis

    Echinococcosis is a parasitic infection that is spread from animals to humans. The disease causes cysts and can be…

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  • Bacterial Endocarditis

    Bacterial, or infective, endocarditis (BE) occurs in the valves and inner lining of your heart. Learn about the risk factors…

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  • Ehrlichiosis

    Ehrlichiosis is a bacterial infection caused by a tick bite. It causes flu-like symptoms. Most cases are generally mild.

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  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

    Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is usually caused by an E. Coli infection. It destroys red blood cells. The damaged cells…

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  • Sinusitis

    Sinusitis is a condition in which the lining of your sinuses becomes inflamed. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and…

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  • Pain Relievers: Understanding Your OTC Options

    Over-the-counter pain relievers can help you manage aches and pains without a prescription from your doctor. There are several types…

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  • Fifth Disease

    Fifth disease is a mild viral infection common in children. It usually causes a bright red rash on the face…

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  • Babesiosis

    Babesiosis is an infection of the red blood cells. It’s caused by a parasite carried by deer ticks. It can…

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  • Body Piercing

    Body piercing is when a hole is made in your skin so you can add a piece of jewelry for…

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  • Lyme Disease

    Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread by ticks. It can cause fever, joint and muscle aches, and a “bull’s-eye”…

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  • Kawasaki Disease

    Kawasaki disease is a rare illness that affects infants and young children. The leading symptoms are a high, ongoing fever…

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  • Prostatitis

    Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland. It usually is caused by an infection and can be treated with…

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  • H1N1 Influenza

    H1N1 influenza (swine flu) is an infection caused by a virus. Lower your risk by getting the flu vaccine and…

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  • Dehydration

    Dehydration happens when your body doesn’t get enough fluids for it to work properly. It can happen after vomiting, diarrhea,…

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  • Rheumatic Fever

    Rheumatic fever is a disease that can develop from strep throat. It is not common in the U.S. and mostly…

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  • Pets and Parasites

    Household pets can carry parasites (living organisms) that can make pets and people sick. Certain precautions can reduce the risk…

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  • Bioterrorism

    Bioterrorism is the use of hazardous agents, such as bacteria, viruses, or germs, to harm people.

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  • Avian Flu

    Avian flu is a virus caused by close contact with birds who have the disease. It spreads by touching an…

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  • Meningitis

    Bacterial and viral meningitis cause the tissue around your brain and spinal cord to swell. Bacterial meningitis can cause brain…

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  • Flu Myths

    A lot of flu myths exist. Learn the facts about the flu and flu vaccine, such as how it differs…

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