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Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, or multi-cellular parasites. Such diseases usually spread, with greater or lesser ease, from one person to another or even one species to another.

Our Infectious Diseases Support Group will help you get in touch with doctors and patients sharing the same concerns as yours.
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue disorder, or the ‘yuppie flu’ is a disorder characterized by extreme fatigue, not resolved by bed rest. The condition can be aggravated by mental or physical activity. Persons suffering from CFS exhibit a substantially lower level of functionality when compared to their counterparts.

Triggered by modern lifestyles that make constant demands on our time and energy, the chronic fatigue syndrome has become more common in recent times. Guard yourself and stay energized. Learn how at this support group.

Dengue / Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever / Dengue Shock Syndrome

Dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever are illness caused by a viral infection that spreads through the bite of the Aedes mosquito. The main symptoms are fever, headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pain and rash. Sometimes there may be bloody diarrhea or vomiting, and bleeding from mucous membranes and the gums.

Learn more by joining our online group on dengue. Ask questions, get answers from experts, and share experiences.

Filaria

Filaria is a parasitic worm, usually spread by mosquitoes, which causes the disease filariasis.

This online group on filariasis will help you meet doctors and others who are interested in this disease or suffer from it.

Giardiasis

Giardiasis is an infection of the small intestines by Giardia lamblia. It is one of the most common causes of diarrhea all over the world. The bacteria spreads through water contaminated by human and animal wastes containing it.

Learn more by joining our online group on giardiasis. Ask questions, get answers from experts, and share experiences.

Hepatitis A

Out of the three known forms of Hepatitis, Hepatitis A is the most benign and leaves no long term side effects. This is a disorder in which viruses produce inflammation of liver cells, resulting in their injury or destruction.

Medindia’s support group on Hepatitis A hosts a wealth of information on the subject; informing patients of the disease and helping them network with doctors.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus. Some forms of hepatitis B are mild and last a few weeks – others are chronic and can lead to liver cancer or cirrhosis and death. The virus is transmitted through the exchange of body fluids – through sex, sharing infected needles, or by an infected mother to her baby.

Join our support group for people with hepatitis B and their families. Find support from others with the same challenges and information and help from experts.

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a rare disease which causes enlargement of the spleen and kidney and jaundice. It is caused by a bacteria called a spirochete, and usually spreads from animals to humans through soil or water contaminated with the infected animal’s waste.

Join this online group on leptospirosis to meet doctors and other people concerned with this disease, and find more about how it can be treated.

Lyme Disease

Lyme diseaseis a tick-borne disease is caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria. Ticks carry the bacteria from deer and mice to humans, and the disease is more common in heavily wooded areas. The disease first manifests with a characteristic bull-eye shaped skin rash and fever, and if untreated can affect the heart, joints, and nervous system.

Join our online support group for people with Lyme disease and their families. Ask your questions to experts and share your experiences.

Malaria

Malaria is a vector-borne infectious disease caused by protozoan parasites. It is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, including parts of the Americas, Asia, and Africa. Malaria is one of the most common infectious diseases and an enormous public health problem.

Measles / Rubeola

Measles is an infectious disease of the respiratory system with fever, cough, sneezing, a runny nose, red eyes, and generalized skin rash. Because it is caused by a virus, there is no treatment for measles except rest and plenty of fluids.

Join our online group on measles to ask your questions about the disease to experts and learn more.







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