Posts tagged with ‘Infectious Disease’

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  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

    MRSA is a bacterial infection that is resistant to methicillin and many other antibiotics. It spreads easily through contact.

  • Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus. It is spread from person to person…

  • Malaria

    Malaria is a serious disease caused by parasites that are carried by mosquitos. It is most common in countries with…

  • Coping With an HIV Diagnosis

    Receiving an HIV diagnosis can be frightening. Remember that HIV is manageable and can be treated with medicines.

  • Histoplasmosis

    Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by a fungus that lives in soil. People get infected by breathing in spores from…

  • Mononucleosis (Mono)

    Mononucleosis (mono) is a contagious infection spread through saliva and other bodily fluids. It is often called the “kissing…

  • Giardiasis

    Giardiasis is an infection of the small intestine caused by a parasite. It is one of the top causes of…

  • Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) Infection

    Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) is a type of bacteria that can lead to an infection. Learn about the symptoms, causes,…

  • Ehrlichiosis

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

  • Body Piercing

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

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection that can cause genital warts and certain types of cancer. A…

  • Health Care Workers: Avoiding Infections at Work

    Health care workers are at risk of infection in the workplace. Learn how to prevent and protect yourself against…

  • Avian Flu

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