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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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Mosquito Diseases

Mosquitoes have been called the deadliest known disease carriers . Because they suck blood, they carry infections between people and also between species. They spread malaria, filariasis, dengue fever, chikungunya, and yellow fever.

Join the online group on mosquito diseases to meet others – professionals and lay people – who want to fight this menace.

Mumps

A highly contagious viral infection communicable through droplets, mumps is typically caused by the enlargement of one or more of the salivary glands. These glands are located on either side of the face, and below the ears.

For more details on the disease and its treatment, sign up for the Mumps support group today.

Others

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.

Rheumatic Fever

The term "rheumatic" refers to synovial joints of the body ("rheum" refers to viscous fluid, such as synovial fluid), hence "rheumatic fever" connotes an illness associated with abnormalities of synovial joints. Synovial is a clear fluid that helps in lubrication of a joint. Any joint in the body which produces this fluid is known as a synovial joint. When a common strain of bac ... Read More

Trypanosomiasis / Sleeping sickness

Trypanosomiasis / African Trypanosomiasis / Sleeping sickness was first reported in Mali, northern Africa. Caused by the bite of the vector tsetse fly, this tropical disease can pose life-threatening conditions if not treated appropriately.

Learn more about trypanosomiasis, its diagnosis and modern treatment options by joining our support group.

Typhoid and Paratyphoid Enteric Fevers

Typhoid and paratyphoid enteric fevers are water-borne diseases that cause infection of the intestinal tract and blood stream. Symptoms include fever, constipation or diarrhea, headache, and enlargement of the spleen and liver.

Join our online group on typhoid and paratyphoid enteric fevers to learn more about these diseases.

Vaginosis

Vaginosis is irritation, itching, swelling and an unpleasant discharge from the vagina caused by an imbalance of the natural bacteria, or an overgrowth of harmful bacteria, that inhabit the vagina. This is usually treated with antibiotics.

Learn more about the condition and meet experts on our online group on vaginosis.

Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a common viral disease spread by mosquitoes in Africa and the Americas. The disease causes fever, body aches, nausea, jaundice, and in severe cases, bruising, bleeding nose and gums, and black vomit. There is a vaccine for the disease, but those who have not been vaccinated can die from it.

Learn more about yellow fever by joining our online group – you can ask questions, get answers from experts, and share experiences.







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