The most sought-after answer to the question – what is shingles – is one that addresses its cause, clinical features and whether or not it is contagious. The cause is fairly straightforward. The reason it occurs is not though. The clinical features are the signs and symptoms it causes. Shingles is not contagious. But the […]
Category: Infectious Diseases
Insight into infectious diseases.
Full comprehension and applied recall of the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease requires knowledge of what the disease is and how it affects the body. That understanding could be of critical importance if you are someone you know is at risk of it. A system-based perspective is the key to health literacy on this […]
Influenza-Related Medical Terminology Influenza-related medical terminology is terms pertaining to various aspects of the flu. Some of the terms pertain to the flu virus itself, including how it is categorized and transmitted. Others pertain to the illness, including its complications, its treatment and its prevention. Most of the terms relate to microbiology and infectious diseases […]
What is influenza? If you are wondering – what is influenza – the answer is straightforward. It is a disease of the respiratory tract resulting from infection by the influenza virus. Those outside of the medical field refer to it as flu. It afflicts 5% to 20% of residents of the United States and […]
Hepatitis C symptoms, signs and other features of the disease are different from other forms of hepatitis. Just symptoms and signs are not obvious clues of the disease. Therefore, insight is required to suspect it and seek help. What is hepatitis C? Hepatitis C is chronic inflammation and infection of liver cells caused by the […]
Since there is no known treatment cure, immune system function and its response to the infection have a crucial impact on the Ebola survival rate. Facts from prior research and pertaining to the current outbreak might be the basis of some valuable insight. If so, the key factors which affect the survival rate are a […]