Category: Communicable Diseases

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

Herpes Zoster also known as Shingles is an acute viral infection of the sensory nerve caused by a variety of chickenpox virus. It is an inflammatory skin condition in which...

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Bird Flu Virus

Definition: Bird flu or Avian Influenza (A1) is a contagious disease of bird raging from mild to serve form of illness. Some forms of bird flu infections can cause illness...

FAQ About Meningococccemia

FAQ About Meningococccemia

What is meningococcemia? Meningococcemia or meningococcal meningitis is an acute communicable infection caused by gram-negative bacteria. Neisseria meningitidis. There are several groups and sub-types of this organism. The bacteria are...

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AIDS/HIV

Definition: Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) This condition progressively reduces the...

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Hepatitis A

Definition: Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. This is an inflammation of the liver that is not really very severe and runs an acute...

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Cholera (El Tor)

Definition: Cholera is an acute bacterial entric diseases of the GIT characterized by profuse diarrhea, vomiting, massive loss of fluid and electrolytes that could result to hypovolemic shock, acidosis and...

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Malaria

Definition: Malaria is an acute and chronic parasitic disease transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes and it is confined mainly to tropical and subtropical areas. This disease causes more...