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Don’t turn a blind eye to Onchocerciasis

Don’t turn a blind eye to Onchocerciasis

If the term Onchocerciasis does not ring a bell, you may get a vivid idea of what it is by its common term River Blindness. It is also known as Robles disease. It is caused by the parasite worm Onchocerca volvulus, transmitted by repeated bites of the Simulium type black fly which is generally found […]

pseudomonas

Pseudomonas: Definition, Causes, Treatment, and Symptoms

What are Pseudomonas Infections? A pseudomonas infection is caused by a bacterium and strike only persons who are very ill and usually hospitalized often causing nosocomial infections. The bacteria are found widely in the environment, namely soil, water, and plants. They do not cause infection usually in healthy people. These infections occur in people who are already hospitalized with another illness or condition. These organisms present natural resistance […]

diseases that you can get from pets

4 Common Diseases that you can Get From Pets

Living with pets can be an absolutely amazing way to lead a life. Pets give love, help you pass time and also prove to be one’s best friends. But, in the midst of all the fun and cozy moments one shares with a pet, it is essential to not ignore another aspect of having a […]

chagas disease

Know About Chagas Disease and its Symptoms

Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis, is a vector-borne parasitic disease prevalent in tropical area. It is caused by a parasitic protozoan, Trypanosoma cruzi,and is transmitted by insect vectors, known as triatomine bugs. There are two therapeutical approaches to the disease- anti-parasitic treatment and symptomatic treatment. Anti-parasitic treatment is mostly beneficial in the primary […]

Healthcare-Cleaning

Recognising the Importance of Healthcare Cleaning

Healthcare establishments can be dangerous places. While we, quite rightly, expect to go into a hospital and stroll out feeling better, there are risks involved that most of us might not have given much thought. Indeed, Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI) claims the lives of around 5000 patients each year, which costs the NHS £1bn over […]

symptoms and treatment Coccidioidomycosis

Coccidioidomycosis- The Symptoms and Treatment of This Valley Fever

Coccidioidomycosis, popularly known as valley fever is a type of fungal infection that is caused by a fungus known as coccidioides. This fungus enters a human body through the respiratory tract and settles in the lungs. At first, it will have simple effects like a slight cough or a cold and often gets better without […]

Misuse of Antibiotics Can Cause Infectious Diarrhea

Misuse of Antibiotics Can Cause Infectious Diarrhea

In the latest issue of the journal ‘Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology’, scientists have claimed that over-prescribing antibiotics for diarrhea can in fact increase chances of recurrent infections in these patients. Medication for Diarrhea Clostridium difficile is the causative organism for mild to severe diarrhea. This pathogenic strain of bacteria enters our digestion system when the […]

How to Prevent Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease

How to Prevent Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease

The good thing that most people need to think about when it comes to arteriosclerotic heart disease is that this and other problems in the heart are actually preventable. You don’t need to accept a fate that includes heart disease because there are plenty of things that you can do to make sure that you […]

Chikungunya Alert for the United States

Chikungunya Alert for the United States

New guidelines have recently been issued in respect of the spread of the vector borne disease, Chikungunya. A chikungunya alert has been sounded for the United States, whereas we think of the disease as being a tropical disease found in the lesser developed regions of the world. Why America is at risk This disease is caused by […]

Top 10 Tips for Preventing Infectious Diseases

Top 10 Tips for Preventing Infectious Diseases

When it comes out health, an ounce of prevention is always worth a pound of cure. Though we may not be able to control much about our health, it is possible to put into practice certain habits that help to prevent infectious diseases and protect us from illnesses. 1. Wash hands Wash hands regularly before […]