In today’s world we are constantly faced with information about infectious diseases, infection control and disease prevention. We are all aware of the methods that we should apply to prevent the spread of infectious disease, such as washing of hands with antibacterial soap, using hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray and wipes as well as mouth covers. We are all aware of how to prevent infectious diseases, but we may not all be aware of what it is that we are avoiding. Lets look at the four of the most common infectious diseases in North America.
Infectious diseases, also known as transmissible diseases or communicable diseases comprise clinically evident illness (i.e., characteristic medical signs and/or symptoms of disease) resulting from the infection, presence and growth of pathogenic biological agents in an individual host organism.
Infectious pathogens include some viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, multicellular parasites, and aberrant proteins known as prions. These pathogens are the cause of disease epidemics, in the sense that without the pathogen, no infectious epidemic occurs.
Chicken Pox (Varicella Zoster Virus)
Chicken Pox is generally considered being a children’s illness, but the truth is that Chicken pox is that in recent years, chicken pox has become more prevalent in adults and teenagers. This disease can be transmitted via direct contact with an infected person. Infection can be prevented by avoiding contact with an infected individual during the virulent stag of infection. Common infectious disease prevention techniques are extremely effective in the prevention of Chicken Pox, and a vaccine is available which can help to prevent infection.
by: Melissa Deacon
publisher: PublishAmerica, published: 2011-05-16
price: $23.75 (new)
Child Care & First Aid : Children With Chicken Pox
To treat children with chicken pox, give them Tylenol or Motrin to reduce fever, keep their skin clean and dry with regular bathing and give them an oral antihistamine to help with the itching. Take care of the chicken pox, which is a highly-contagious one-time illness, withexpertise from a registered nurse in this free video on child care. Expert: Beverly Bitterman Contact: www.beverlybitterman.com Bio: Beverly Bitterman began her career as a registered nurse working in Cardiac Intensive Care. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
Strep Throat (Streptococcal Pharyngitis)
Strep Throat is a particularly common infectious disease which is indicative of swollen tonsils, Difficulty swallowing, Malaise, general discomfort, feeling ill, Fever, Fever Headache, Chills, Ear pain Hives, Bumps, bruises, inflammation, or swelling on the side of the neck. Infection occurs by direct contact with an infected person. Common prevention techniques are useful to a point, but the best prevention is to avoid all contact with the infected person until the fever period has ended.
How to Cure Sore Throat — Your Quickest Proven Methods for Clear Soothing Relief
by: Michelle Williams
sales rank: 678748
Does your throat feel swollen, achy, and have chronic pain? Does it hurt so bad that it affects the quality of your life? What is exactly is a sore throat and what are the best natural methods to give you relief from your pain?
A sore throat can strike at any time, “How to Cure Sore Throat” details a unique method of reversing sore throat symptoms by removing numerous triggers using a natural process. This is a simple, powerful & natural self treatment process which borrows it’s formulation directly from tried and tested, facts as well as age old remedies. In this book you will find what the best natural remedies are to treat your sore throat. You’ll discover the following:
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Strep Throat Health Byte
Strep throat, or streptococcal pharyngitis, is a moderately severe form of sore throat. Learn more about strep throat in this health video.
Hepatitis is one of the most common infectious diseases in North America. Hepatitis comes in three main forms, all of which are caused by related viruses. The most common form of hepatitis is Hepatitis A, this is most often seen in its acute form, and usually lasts for less than six months from primary infection. Hepatitis A is also the main cause of liver disease worldwide, with Hepatitis C following closely behind. Treatments for Hepatitis are Dependent on the strain of virus that is the key acting virus of the infection. Prevention via common infectious diseases management techniques is highly effective. Infection depends on the particular virus of exposure.
Hepatitis C A Do-It-Yourself Guide for Health
by: Lloyd Wright
publisher: Lloyd Wright Publishing & Cardinal Publishing, published: 2011-11-22
sales rank: 278323
Hepatitis C A Do-It-Yourself Guide for Health is my 4th self help book on Hepatitis C.
Over the past 17 years I have helped over 200.000 clients with their battle with Hepatitis C. I have included in this book all the information I have learned, things your doctor will not tell you.
How to use Frozen Peptides and Stem Cells Which Supplements and Herbs work and which ones to avoid. Foods to eat and foods to avoid.
I show you how to treat Fibrosis, Cirrhosis, Varices, Ascites and Liver Cancer.
There is a section for Frequently Asked questions and a section on which blood tests are the most important and what they mean.
Hepatitis C Infection – 3D Medical Animation
Please note that this video is not my copyrighted material.I am just sharing my collection from internet.So the credit goes to the real copyright owners. visit my website for more medical animations and their downloads: 3dmed.wetpaint.com Hepatitis C infection 3d medical animation symptoms: Jaundice Mild Fever Muscle and Joint aches Nausea Vomitting Loss of appetite Abdominal pain
Pneumonia is a disease that can affect either one or both of the lungs on a person. This results in the inflammation of the lungs, along with the lungs filling up with fluid. There are several causes that can be linked back to the catching of pneumonia. Some of the more common causes of this condition include breathing in of bacteria, fungi or a virus. When a person has pneumonia, there are several symptoms that are related to a person who has this type of infectious disease. These symptoms include a cough, accompanied with chest pain and difficulty in their breathing. Many people who develop pneumonia have to be hospitalized in order to effectively treat this condition. Many times however, this can be treated with antibiotics that your doctor will prescribe for you.
Pneumonia: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment (Public Health in the 21st Century)
publisher: Nova Science Publishers, published: 2011-11-30
price: $148.92 (new)
Pneumonia, an inflammatory condition of the lung, is one of the most common serious infections, causing two million deaths annually among young and old alike. This book studies the symptoms, diagnoses and treatment of pneumonia. Topics discussed include the modes of supportive treatment in patients with pneumonia; pneumocystis jirovecii in AIDS patients; nosocomial pneumonia surveillance and prevention in PICU and NICU; ventilator-associated pneumonia; and, community acquired staphylococcal pneumonia associated with influenza and radiological patterns of pulmonary infections.
How pneumonia occurs
Animation to show how pneumonia occurs. Thecontent is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional. For more information visit our health information site www.bupa.co.uk