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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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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

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Can there be a name or word for the study of infectious diseases?

Can there be a name or word for the study of infectious diseases?

Infectology?: A spanish doctor once referred to an I d doc as an infectologist. Infectology could therefore describe the study of infection but it is not in common use. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some good resources on infectious diseases?

ID resources: I think the best place to start is the CDC website - they have both technical and more general information for the lay reader.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/DiseasesConditions/
Wikipedia is also good because they explain things in a logical fashion, although it's not scientifically rigorous - so that info has to be taken with a grain of salt. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Infectious_disease Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how infectious and non infectious diseases differ?

Can you please tell me how infectious and non infectious diseases differ?

See below: An infectious disease is caused by microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and parasites. Infectious diseases can affect almost every organ in the body. Examples are boils, abscesses, influenza, colds, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, amoebic dysentery, hiv/aids, malaria, tuberculosis, histoplasmosis etc. Etc. All other diseases would be non-infectious diseases. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between infectious and non-infectious diseases?

What is the main difference between infectious and non-infectious diseases?

Microorganisms: Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms: bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Everything else is non-infectious (except for the "non-infectious" diseases that will turn out to be infectious once we figure out what really causes them). ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how infectious diseases and chronic diseases differ?

See below: Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microbes including bacteria, viruses, protozoa, parasites, fungi etc. Chronic diseases are those that last a long time such as diabetes, hypertension etc. As opposed to acute which are recent or sudden in onset. Some infectious diseases can be chronic like bone infections while others are acute like pneumonia. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the emergence and reemergence of infectious diseases?

Many factors: There are many factors, some are
1 peoples resistant to get their children and themselves immunized due to ignorance
2 international travel which brings infectious disease from under developed countries to others
3 new unexpected disease like h1n1
4 over use of antibiotics causing resistant organisms. ...Read more

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What is the difference between infectious diseases and non infectious diseases?

What is the difference between infectious diseases and non infectious diseases?

See below: An infectious disease is caused by microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and parasites. Infectious diseases can affect almost every organ in the body. Examples are boils, abscesses, influenza, colds, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, amoebic dysentery, hiv/aids, malaria, tuberculosis, histoplasmosis etc. Etc. All other diseases would be non-infectious diseases. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract infectious diseases while waiting in the emergecy department?

Is it possible to contract infectious diseases while waiting in the emergecy department?

Unfortunately yes: Especially some of the childhood diseases that are supposed to be immunized for with measles and chickenpox high up on the list. During its short run, the sars coronavirus also spread in er waiting rooms. ...Read more

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What are the most common infectious diseases occuring in developing countries of the world?

What are the most common infectious diseases occuring in developing countries of the world?

Diarrheal illness: Diarrheal illnesses kill more people than any other sort of illness and most of these deaths occur in the third world. ...Read more

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