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    • Chickenpox (Varicella)

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

    • 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.

    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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

    • Common Cold

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

    • 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

    • 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.

    • Diphtheria

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

    • Escherichia coli O157:H7

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

    • Gangrene

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

    • Giardiasis

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

    • Glossary - Infectious Diseases

      Glossary of terms relating to infectious diseases

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • HIV and Dementia

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

    • 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.

    • Home Page - 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

    • Infectious Diseases on the Job

      Detailed information on infectious diseases on the job

    • Infectious Mononucleosis

      Detailed information on infectious mononucleosis, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and transmission

    • Influenza (Flu)

      How do you know if you have the flu? Symptoms: abrupt onset of fever, muscle aches, sore throat, and a nonproductive cough.

    • Lyme Disease

      Detailed information on Lyme disease, including ticks that transmit Lyme disease, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

    • Malaria

      Detailed information on malaria, including symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and information for travelers

    • Measles

      Detailed information on measles, including symptoms, complications, prevention, and treatment

    • Meningitis

      Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, the membranes that surround the brain. Most cases of meningitis are caused by viruses; bacterial meningitis is rare.

    • Mumps in Adults

      Detailed information on mumps, including symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and treatment

    • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection

      A necrotizing soft tissue infection is a serious, life-threatening condition that requires immediate treatment to keep it from destroying skin, muscle, and other soft tissues.

    • Online Resources - Infectious Diseases

      List of online resources to find additional information on infectious diseases

    • Pets and Infectious Diseases

      Detailed information on pets and infectious diseases

    • Pneumocystis Pneumonia

      If your immune system is weakened by HIV/AIDS, you have a greater chance of developing pneumocystis pneumonia, a crippling lung infection.

    • Pneumonia

      Pneumonia is a serious inflammation of the lungs in which the air sacs fill with pus and other liquid.

    • Poliomyelitis (Polio)

      Detailed information on poliomyelitis, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

    • Preventing Opportunistic Infections in HIV/AIDS

      Opportunistic infections that other people might fight off easily could make you really sick if you have HIV. Getting one or more of these OIs could mean that your HIV has advanced to AIDS.

    • Prevention of Infectious Diseases

      Detailed information on prevention of infectious diseases

    • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

      Detailed information on Rocky Mountain spotted fever, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

    • Rubella (German Measles)

      Detailed information on rubella, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

    • Salmonella Infections

      Salmonella bacteria are usually transmitted to humans by eating foods contaminated with animal feces. Beef, poultry, milk, and eggs are common sources.

    • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

      Detailed information on SARS, including symptoms, prevention, and treatment

    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases

      Women suffer more frequent and severe symptoms from STDs. Some STDs can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can lead to both infertility and ectopic pregnancy.

    • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

      Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a common viral infection of the nerves, which results in a painful rash or small blisters on an area of skin anywhere on the body.

    • Statistics of Infectious Disease

      Statistics relating to infectious disease

    • Tetanus

      Detailed information on tetanus, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

    • The Immune System

      The immune system keeps infectious microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, out of the body, and destroys any infectious microorganisms that do invade.

    • Topic Index - 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

    • Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)

      Detailed information on toxic shock syndrome, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

    • Tuberculosis (TB)

      Detailed information on tuberculosis, including risks, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Viral Hepatitis Overview

      Detailed information on the different types of hepatitis, including viral hepatitis, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c

    • West Nile Virus

      Detailed information on West Nile virus, including symptoms, prevention, and treatment

    • When You’re HIV-Positive: What to Say

      Not all friends and loved ones need to know. Since the main benefit for you is their understanding and support, you need to think about which trusted friends and family members are most likely to offer the support you need.

    • Whooping Cough (Pertussis) in Adults

      Detailed information on whooping cough, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention