Tag: Virus


Mystery Chinese Virus: How Worried Should We Be?

More than 50 people have been infected. Seven are currently in a critical condition. A new virus arriving on the scene, leaving patients with pneumonia, is always a worry and health officials around the world...

Virus – Origin, Structure, Diseases and How They Work

They have probably infected you at some point in your life. They are tiny living organisms with wide-reaching effects. They are responsible for diseases as minor as the common cold or sore throat to...

Microorganisms – An introduction

They are everywhere, in the air we breathe, in the food we eat, in the water we drink. They are on our skin and in our bodies. They make us sick and help create drugs that make...
Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Yellow fever is a severe disease caused by a flavivirus which is spread by mosquitoes in certain parts of Africa and South America especially areas covered with jungles and dense forests. The flu-like illness is...

Why Doctors Refuse to Test for Herpes During Routine STI Tests?

At this point in our lives, certain things have become too important to ignore because of the changes we now experience. Getting tested for a sexually transmitted infection is one of the many things...
Nasal Discharge

Body Waste Types and Other Facts

The human body needs food in order to stay healthy. Not all of the food that is consumed is used by the body. This material becomes a waste. The body has ways to get...
Immune System

Immune System: Overview, Functions and Immune System Disorders

We live in a world full of infectious diseases which are spread through direct transfer of viruses, bacteria or other germs from one individual to another. The air we breathe is not safe as it...
Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune Diseases: Introduction and Types

One of the basic functions of the immune system is to protect the body by responding to invading microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and other disease-causing organisms by producing antibodies or a type of...
Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV): Causes, Symptom and Treatment

Respiratory Syncytial Virus  is a virus that causes severe infections in the lungs and generally the respiratory tract. It is a very common virus and it can be so easily gotten right from the...
German Measles

German Measles (Rubella): Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Rubella is also known as German measles. It is an infection that is caused by a virus, and it causes rashes that are reddish in colouration. On most occasions, asides the rash, patients who...

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