Posts tagged with ‘Infectious Disease’

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  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a subset of bacterial (staph) infection of the skin.

  • Health Care Workers: Avoiding Infections at Work

    Health care workers are at greater risk of exposure to infections. There are ways to protect yourself.

  • Giardiasis

    Giardiasis is an infection you can get in your small intestine. It is caused by a microscopic parasite called Giardia…

  • Coping With an HIV Diagnosis

    Finding out that you are infected with HIV can be frightening. One way to fight your fear is to learn…

  • Mononucleosis (Mono)

    Mononucleosis is a contagious illness usually spread through saliva. For this reason, it’s sometimes called “kissing disease.”

  • Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) Infection

    A clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infection is a bacterial infection in your intestines.

  • Babesiosis

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

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

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

  • Body Piercing

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

  • Avian Flu

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

  • Hand, foot, and mouth disease

    Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a contagious virus that is common in infants and children under the age of…

  • 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…