Cholera : symptoms prevention & vaccine

 What is Cholera? Cholera is an infectious disease that causes severe watery diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration and even death if untreated. It is caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated with a bacterium called Vibrio cholerae. Overview of Cholera  In U.S. this was prevalent in the  in the 1800s, before modern water and sewage treatment systems eliminated its spread by contaminated water.Only about 10 cases of cholera …

Continue reading

All you need to know about Typhoid

All you need to know about Typhoid  All you need to know about typhoid Typhoid is a bacterial infection that can lead to a high fever, diarrhea, and vomiting. It can be fatal. It is caused by the bacteria Salmonella typhi. The infection is often passed on through contaminated food and drinking water, and it is more prevalent in places where handwashing is less frequent.   Basic Information : Pathogen : A …

Continue reading

Tuberculosis (TB): Symptoms, Causes, Prevention & Cure

Overview of Tuberculosis (TB) Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious infection that usually attacks your lungs. It can also spread to other parts of your body, like your brain and spine. A type of bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes it.   Here Are some basic details about Tuberculosis (TB) Pathogen of Tuberculosis (TB) : A bacterium (Mycobacterium tuberculosis). Mode of Transmission of Tuberculosis (TB) : airborne-discharged through sputum, cough, sneeze, etc. of the infected person. Incubation …

Continue reading

Dengue : key facts and a simplified review

Overview of Dengue Fever: Dengue is an acute fever caused by virus. It is of two types: (i) Dengue fever, (ii) Dengue hemorrhagic fever.This is characterized by an onset of sudden high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes and in the muscles and joints. Dengue hemorrhagic fever is an acute infectious viral disease. It is an advanced stage of dengue fever. It is characterized by fever during the initial …

Continue reading

What is Influenza? Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

What is Influenza? This is commonly called “the flu”, is an infectious disease caused by influenza viruses. Symptoms range from mild to severe and often include fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pain, headache, coughing, and fatigue. These symptoms typically begin 1–4 days after exposure to the virus and last for about 2–8 days. Causes of Influenza: Tis caused by a virus which attacks our body’s cells, resulting in various effects depending …

Continue reading

What is Hepatitis? Symptoms, Causes and Diagnosis

Hepatitis : In this article you’ll find more about hepatitis; focusing on the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and prevention.  This is the inflammation of the liver. Inflammation is swelling that happens when tissues of the body are injured or infected. It can damage your liver. This swelling and damage can affect how well your liver functions. Hepatitis can be an acute (short-term) infection or a chronic (long-term) infection. Some of the details …

Continue reading

What is Rabies? Symptoms, Prevention, FAQ’s

What is Rabies? Rabies is a deadly virus spread to people from the saliva of infected animals. This is usually transmitted through an animal bite, for example, from stray dogs. Symptoms include fever, headache, excess salivation, muscle spasms, paralysis and mental confusion. Seek immediate medical attention after a bite or suspected bite. There is no specific treatment available. Once symptoms appear, it’s nearly always fatal. A vaccine can prevent infection. Lets …

Continue reading

What is Poliomyelitis ? Symptoms, Causes, Precautions

What is Poliomyelitis?  Poliomyelitis, commonly shortened to polio, is an infectious disease caused by the poliovirus. A virus that may cause paralysis and is easily preventable by the polio vaccine. In about 0.5 percent of cases, it moves from the gut to affect the central nervous system and there is muscle weakness resulting in a flaccid paralysis. This can occur over a few hours to a few days. ——————————————– Lets …

Continue reading

What is Measles? Symptoms, Causes, Cure, Precautions

 What is Measles? Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by measles virus. Symptoms usually develop 10–12 days after exposure to an infected person and last 7–10 days. Initial symptoms typically include fever, often greater than 40 °C (104 °F), cough, runny nose, and inflamed eyes. —————————————————————— Detailed look :   Pathogen : Virus (Rubeola)    Mode of transmission : By air    Incubation period : 3-5 days   Symptoms:(i) Common …

Continue reading

Chicken Pox (Varicella) | Symptoms, Causes and Cure

 Everything About Chicken Pox! Chicken Pox, also called varicella, is characterized by itchy red blisters that appear all over the body. A virus causes this condition. It often affects children, and was so common it was considered a childhood rite of passage. It’s very rare to have the chickenpox infection more than once. And since the chickenpox vaccine was introduced in the mid-1990s, cases have declined. ———————————————————-Detailed view on Chicken …

Continue reading