Posts tagged with ‘Infectious Disease’

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  • Insect-borne diseases are caused by blood-sucking insects that infect humans or animals when they bite.

    Tick with its head sticking in human skin, red blotches indicate an infectionAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • 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…

    A close-up of skin held in piercing tool as needle is ready to go in to pierce navelAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

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

    Bottle of HPV vaccine sitting next to syringeAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • 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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