Posts tagged with ‘Infectious Disease’

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  • Histoplasmosis

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

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  • Mononucleosis (Mono)

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

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  • Giardiasis

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

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  • 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,…

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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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  • 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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  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

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

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  • 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…

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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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