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Close look on yellow fever

Yellow fever is a critical infection that is spread by mosquitoes. It is reported in various regions of Africa, Central America, South America as well as the Caribbean. Luckily, there is an available vaccine that prevents one from acquiring the condition if travelling to these areas. Overview on the vaccination The vaccine for yellow fever […]

What is scarlet fever?

Scarlet fever is an infection that develops among those with strep throat. It is characterized by a bright, reddish rash on the back that can be accompanied by sore throat and high fever. The bacteria that causes scarlet fever is also the one responsible for causing strep throat, specifically the group A streptococcus bacteria. The […]

What is amebiasis?

Amebiasis is a parasitic infection of the intestines brought about by the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica. The symptoms of amebiasis include abdominal cramps, loose stool and abdominal pain. Nevertheless, most individuals with amebiasis will not suffer any significant symptoms. Who are at risk? Amebiasis is a common ailment in underdeveloped and tropical countries. Those who are […]

What is Legionnaires disease?

Legionnaires disease is brought about by the Legionella pneumophilia bacteria. These organisms have been detected in water delivery systems. One can acquire the infection by breathing in mists from contaminated water. The reported outbreaks have been traced to contaminated humidifiers, whirlpool spas and air conditioning cooling towers as well as in hotels, hospitals and cruise […]

Close look on pinkeye

Pinkeye involves inflammation of the thin tissue that covers the white part of the eye and within the eyelids. Indications There are various forms of pinkeye that you should be familiar with: Bacterial Pinkish or reddened, itchy, sore eyes Can affect one or both eyes There is increased amount of greenish or yellowish drainage The […]

What is actinomycosis?

Actinomycosis is characterized as a chronic infection triggered by Actinomyces israelii. This is an anaerobic bacterium that normally thrives on the enamel of teeth, tonsils, gums and membranes that lines the intestines and the vagina. The bacteria can trigger infection only if the tissue surface where they exist on is damaged, thus allowing them to […]

Close look on ethmoid sinusitis

Ethmoid sinusitis is infection of the ethmoid sinuses which are air-filled cavities which are located close to the tear ducts in the eyes. The sinuses are responsible for filtering, cleaning and humidifying the air breathed in as well as prevent the head from becoming too heavy. Sinusitis develops once mucus backs up in the sinuses […]

Overview on Colorado tick fever

Colorado tick fever is an infection caused by a virus that spreads after sustaining a bite from a disease-ridden Dermacentor andersoni wood tick. This species is commonly called as the Rocky Mountain wood tick. This disease is limited to western United States and Canada. One faces a higher risk if spending a lot of time […]