Infections & Parasitic Diseases & Viruses
Infections and viruses are a common occurence. But, when is the flu, 'really' a flu? And when is a sore throat, a strep throat? Do ear infections always need a course of antibiotics? And, most importantly, once your doctor has identified your illness, what are the common treatments that are prescribed? Find out more about the many infections and viruses that afflict us including parasitic infections.
- Swollen Glands and Lymph Nodes: Why They Occur During a Sinus Infection
Swollen glands or enlarged lymphatic glands can be a sign that you are suffering from a sinus infection. The lymph nodes often return to their normal size after taking medications for a sinus infection and swollen glands.
- Antibiotics to Treat Infections Caused by Gram Negative Bacteria
In this article, the various types of antibiotics used to treat infections caused by gram negative bacteria together with their side effects have been presented.
- My Experience with Typhoid: Infection, Symptoms and Suffering
The following article chronicles my personal experience with typhoid disease. Find a detailed account of the symptoms I faced when I suffered from a typhoid infection. I describe the initial signs of the disease and how the symptoms rapidly worsened.
- Is H1N1 Flu Dangerous?
Swine flu is the common name for a variety of influenza called H1N1. An April 2009 outbreak in Mexico caused worldwide concern and even panic, as fears mounted that swine flu may turn into a deadly pandemic. But is swine flu really that dangerous?
- Signs and Symptoms of H. Pylori Infection
H. pylori infection is a disease that affects a lot of people, especially in less developed countries. Although many people may be harboring the bacteria in their stomachs, only a few manifest symptoms of the infection. Learn about this common infection that can lead to many complications.
- What Does the WHO and CDC H1N1 Flu Response Mean?
The WHO and the CDC reacted strongly to the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 influenza, a.k.a. swine flu. But you don't need to panic just yet.
- Timeline of the 2009 H1N1 Flu Outbreak
Updated May 2, 2009 — How fast have things been moving in the current H1N1 swine flu outbreak? Follow the history of the emerging pandemic.
- What Do Measles Look Like?
It used to be a very common childhood disease, but vaccination has made the measles less of a problem. So, what do measles look like? Could you recognize the measles rash?
- Parasitic Infection Symptoms: Common Parasites and the Symptoms They Can Cause
Are you familiar with the parasitic infection symptoms and the most common parasites that cause them? If not, read on to learn more about these parasites and their symptoms.