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How can a person catch infectious diseases?

How can  a person catch infectious diseases?

Transmission: Infectious diseases are caused by transmission of organisms: person to person contact (kissing, sexual intercourse), bites/scratches from animals or insects or contaminated food or water. Some of the culprits include: viruses, bacteria, parasites (like protozoa or worms), fungi or prions. The 2014 Ebola outbreak is an example of a viral infection. ...Read more

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Infectious Diseases (Definition)

Infectious diseases refers to a group of medical conditions that can be transmitted from human to human, object to human, and sometimes animal/insect to human. Causes of infectious diseases include bacteria, ...Read more


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How do people fight off infectious diseases?

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How do people fight off infectious diseases?

Vaccination and...: Exercising good hygiene and avoiding risky behavior, e.g. Sexual promiscuity. ...Read more

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What infectious diseases are common in Mumbai?

What infectious diseases are common in Mumbai?

Goto a travel clinic: Travel overseas, particularly to a throbbing metropolis in the heart of India requires adequate preparation. There are a multitude of infectious diseases I would be concerned about there. A doctor should help match up your past medical history and medical condition with what you may encounter depending on your plans in that area. See: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india ...Read more

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Are new infectious diseases continually emerging?

Are new infectious diseases continually emerging?

It's Inevitable!: Just as certain as the sun rising from the east, new infectious diseases will evolve because of the innate drive for any organism to survive, based on the environmental pressures it has to overcome. This is the basis of how susceptible organisms become resistant to certain antibiotics. Additionally, as we explore different areas in the world , we will expose ourselves to new diseases. ...Read more

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What's the best book to study for infectious diseases?

What's the best book to study for infectious diseases?

Depends: Depends on your goals and previous educational training. In Pediatrics The Red Book Atlas of Pediatric Infectious Disease is our "bible" when we need a reference. There are plenty of interesting non-fiction books out there for the curious. http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/infectious-disease ...Read more

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Are there many infectious diseases in emerging countries?

Are there many infectious diseases in emerging countries?

It's Inevitable!: In emerging countries, the encroachment of civilization into virgin forest will displace many animals and other organisms that may become a new disease. Alternatively, genetic reassortment of species- specific microbes will enable them to infect us or else, cause them to become virulent when they were once benign. ...Read more

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What are reportable infectious diseases and who gets told?

What are reportable infectious diseases and who gets told?

Examples: Some examples of National Notifiable Infectious Conditions include: Anthrax,Botulism, Brucellosis, Chancroid, Cholera, Dengue virus infections, Hansen's disease, Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Ebola, Plague, Yellow Fever, Thyphoid Fever, Tuberculosis, Tetanus, Syphilis, Polio, HIV, ...Read more

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What are the main modes of transmission of infectious diseases?

What are the main modes of transmission of infectious diseases?

Really variable: Please let us know the particular disease so that we can provide you with that information. Can re-ask. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more