Infectious Diseases

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  1. Chickenpox (Varicella)

    Detailed information on chickenpox, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, complications, and immunity

  2. Childhood Immunizations

    Your little one will need several immunization shots to help protect her from several childhood diseases, some of which can be deadly. Knowing which shots she needs, when, and what to do in the event of a minor reaction is important.

  3. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Detailed information on chronic fatigue syndrome, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  4. Common Cold

    Detailed information on the common cold, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  5. Common Infectious Diseases

    Detailed information on the most common infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, chickenpox, chronic fatigue syndrome, common cold, diphtheria, E. coli, giardiasis, infectious mononucleosis, influenza (flu), lyme disease, malaria, measles, meningitis, mum

  6. Dealing with Discrimination When You Have HIV

    Discrimination against people with HIV is often rooted in a lack of understanding about the virus and how it spreads.

  7. Diphtheria

    Detailed information on diphtheria, including symptoms, transmission, treatment, and prevention

  8. Escherichia coli O157:H7

    Detailed information on E. coli, including symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and prevention

  9. Gangrene

    Gangrene is a dangerous and potentially fatal condition that happens when the blood flow to a large group of tissues is cut off.

  10. Giardiasis

    Detailed information on giardiasis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

  11. Glossary - Infectious Diseases

    Glossary of terms relating to infectious diseases

  12. Hand Washing

    Use warm water to wet your hands, then apply soap. Rub your hands together for at least 10 seconds. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap.

  13. HIV and AIDS

    AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus, which kills or impairs cells of the immune system and progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers.

  14. HIV and Dementia

    AIDS dementia is a debilitating consequence of HIV infection and is typically seen in advanced stages of the disease.

  15. HIV/AIDS and Skin Conditions

    Skin conditions are common in people with HIV/AIDS. Many are caused by germs that take advantage of a weakened immune system.

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