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Infectious Diseases

Common infectious diseases like the flu and rarer ones like Whipple's disease can be prevented. Learn about them, their symptoms, treatment, and more.
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How Do Viruses Mutate and Why Does It Matter?
Pharmacist preparing antibiotic prescription
Everything to Know About Antibiotics
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Xenleta (Lefamulin) Oral: Uses, Side Effects, Dosages, Interactions
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Qualaquin (Quinine) Oral: Uses, Side Effects, Dosages, Interactions
Muslim woman stomach pain from C. diff infection
The Long-Term Effects of C. Diff
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Ery-Tab (Erythromycin) Oral: Uses, Side Effects, Dosages
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Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) Oral: Uses, Side Effects, Dosages
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How Fast Do Antibiotics Work?
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What Is A Fungal Culture Test?
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Amoxil (Amoxicillin): Uses, Side Effects, Dosages & More
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Keflex (Cephalexin) Oral: Uses, Side Effects, Dosages, Interactions
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When Does an Epidemic Become a Pandemic?
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What Are the Symptoms of an Infection?
Antibiotic sensistivity testing for bacterial cuture
What Is Antibiotic Resistance?
Everything to Know About Infections
Arthritis is terribly painful
What Is Lyme Arthritis?
Antibodies respond to antigens on virus
What Is an Antigen?
What to Know About Doxycycline
Moxatag: Uses, Side Effects, Dosages, and Precautions
Pharmacist dispensing penicillin VK
Penicillin VK: Uses, Side Effects, Dosages, Precautions
Penicillin G injection
What to Know About Penicillin G
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Comparing Ceftriaxone to Other Antibiotics
What You Should Know About Lymphadenitis
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An Overview of Candida Auris
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An Overview of Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib)
Epstein–Barr virus
Immunotherapy for Epstein-Barr: A Potential MS Treatment
A woman getting her blood drawn by nurse
Are You at Risk for a Coinfection?
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What You Need to Know About Getting a Tick Bite
Doctor taking child's temperature
Why Are Some Diseases Making a Comeback?
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Differences Between Communicable and Infectious Diseases
Biting mosquitoes.
Beyond Zika: What to Know About Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Epstein Barr virus
Is Epstein-Barr Virus Linked to Autoimmune Disease?
Fly on leaf
Don't Let House Flies Make You Sick!
Petri dish containing bacterial culture being examined with inverted light microscope in microbiology lab
Are You Familiar With the Study of Microbiology?
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Ways You Could Be Catching Infections
Anatomy of liver, antero-visceral view.
Learn How to Keep Yourself Safe If You Don't Have a Spleen
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Penicillin Treatment and Adverse Effects
A doctor talking to his patient
How Vancomycin Fights Drug-Resistant Infections
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Evolution and History of Personal Hygiene
Ebola virus
Ebola: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
How Do Healthcare Providers Choose the Right Antibiotic Treatment?
E. coli Bacteria
What You Should Know About E. Coli
Man addicted to drugs
What Infections Can Be Seen in Heroin Users?
What Is Cellulitis?
What Is Elephantiasis and How Is It Treated?
A microscopic image of Klebsiella bacteria (yellow).
Klebsiella Pneumoniae: A Leading Cause of Hospital Infections
A Gram Stain Test Is Used to Categorize Bacteria
Mosquito bite
Zoonotic Diseases Passed From Animals to Humans
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Zithromax Treats Many Types of Bacterial Infections
German measles (Rubella) rash on chest of a child
Rubella: Symptoms, Treatment, Complications, Eradication
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R0 for Determining the Spread of Disease
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Different Types of Parasites You Should Be Aware Of
A baby getting his ears checked by a doctor
Learn How Meningitis Can Cause Hearing Loss
OCP project employee collecting adult black flies, the vector for river blindness.
An Overview of Onchocerciasis (River Blindness)
An Overview of Hookworm
Office worker stressed and upset in office
How to Reduce Stress so You Don't Get Sick
Questions to Ask Before Your Next Mani-Pedi
Scientist illustrating an antibiotic chemical formula
Learn About the Many Benefits of Antibiotics for Fighting Infections
A doctor looking at a dish full of pathogens
The Microorganisms That Can Invade Your Body and Make You Ill
Man with stomachache and headache
Protozoa and the Illnesses They Cause