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

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

Contagious (Definition)

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What is an infectious disease?

What is an infectious disease?

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. ...Read more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask for STD testing
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Have your partner get STD testing
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Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
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Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
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Information site on infectious disease?

Information site on infectious disease?

Cdc: is an excellent site for infectious diseases. Additionally, the program for monitoring emerging diseases is a good place to follow outbreaks all over the world. ...Read more

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How do doctors contain infectious diseases?

Good hygiene: Doctors contain and prevent the spread of infectious diseases through good hygiene, always washing hands before and after patient encounters, using alcohol swabs for stethoscopes and medical equipment. At a public health community level there are public sanitation systems and monitoring in place to track diseases and control their spread. Check out cdc website for more info. ...Read more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Keep doctor's appointments
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Go to lab appointments
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Keep oxygen up by maintaining low weight, no smoking
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Which are commonest infectious disease world wide?

Which are commonest infectious disease world wide?

The common: Cold is pretty common. There are over a hundred different viruses that can cause a cold. ...Read more

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Living with Celiac Disease (Checklist)

Schedule a visit with a dietitian
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When eating out, inform your waitstaff you are intolerant of gluten
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How can I become an infectious diseases specialist?

How can I become an infectious diseases specialist?

ID fellowship: Here's how you do it in the us: go to medical school. Then do a residency in internal medicine. After that, do a fellowship in infectious diseases. ...Read more

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How do they trace the source of infectious disease?

See details: Appropriate cultures and lab tests can often pinpoint the cause. X rays, ct scan and other imaging can often determine the source. ...Read more

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Living with Crohn's Disease (Checklist)

Find a gastroenterologist and follow their treatment regiment
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Stop smoking
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How to prevent infectious and no-infectious diseases?

Live well: The best thing to do to avoid disease is to live sensibly -- that means 'no bad habits' - like smoking, alcohol etc. Exercising at least 5x week. Eating well - avoiding all the fast-foods, 'junk' out there. Sleeping 8 hrs a night. Keeping stress levels to the minimum. AND checking in with your doc periodically for routine health care incl. vaccinations etc. Give your primary doc a call & take care ...Read more

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What exactly is the most horrific infectious disease?

What exactly is the most horrific infectious disease?

There are many: Dangerous viruses include: Marburg Virus, Ebola Zaire, Hantavirus, H5N1 (Avian Flu), Junin Virus (Argentine Hemorrhagic Fever), Lassa Fever, Crimea – Congo Fever,Machupo virus (Bolivian hemorrhagic fever), Kyasanur Forest Virus (KFD), Rabies, Smallpox & Dengue fever. ...Read more

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How long is medic school, for infectious diseases? :)

13-14 years: 4 years college 4 years medical school 3 years internal medicine residency. 2-3 years infectious disease fellowship. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of infectious disease in the U.S.?

Which infectious: disease.? Check CDC site for information one various infectious diseases ...Read more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
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Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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How can you detect, treat and control infectious disease?

See below: We take a history and do a physical exam. We order blood antibody and antigen and pcr molecular tests. We order x-rays, ct scans and nuclear medicine scans. We do bacterial, fungal, viral, o&p and AFB stains and/or cultures of blood, urine, other normally sterile body fluids and stool. Then we use our knowledge and experience to determine what is significant and what is not and make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the best adult infectious disease book to study ?

What is the best adult infectious disease book to study 
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Mandell or Southwick: The premier ID text is Mandel, Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. However, it is encyclopedic and expensive (>$400), better as a reference than initial training. Shorter and cheaper is Southwick, Infecious Diseases: A Clinical Short Course, but I have no experience with it. Or read the ID-related chapters of an adult internal medicine text, such as Cecil Textbook of Medicine (~$200). ...Read more

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Infectious Diseases (Definition)

Infectious diseases = illness/ sickness ...Read more