Category: Infectious diseases

All kinds of infectious diseases and their treatment. Treatment for rabies, syphilis, dysentery, typhoid, smallpox, and other infectious diseases.

Infectious diseases

Plague

Plague is a contagious epidemic disease, which is characterized by high mortality. Epidemics of plague had already been before Christ. “Black Death” takes the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Plague is caused by rod-shaped bacterium Yersinia pestis. They were discovered in 1894 by Alexander Yersinia. Infection occurs through airborne droplets, through the skin …

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Cholera

People living in Europe or the U.S., and does not attend a foreign country can be assured that they will not get sick with cholera. However, there is a danger of travelling to the Middle and Far East, Africa and China: in these countries this infectious disease is very common. Cholera is caused by Vibrio …

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Yaws

Yaws is tropical infectious disease, which is characterized by occuring skin and bones. Earlier in tropical regions, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, South America and South Asia, around 50 million people have been affected annually. Yaws is more common in children. Symptoms Papules (flat nodules) on the skin that resemble raspberries. At a late stage of …

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Typhoid fever

Typhoid fever is an acute infectious disease of the intestines. Appropriate medical services are informed of all cases of the disease without fail. The disease begins with a general malaise, headache, insomnia, lethargy, loss of appetite, constipation and fever. During the second week the symptoms increase. Tongue is covered with a bloom, the temperature rose …

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Typhus

Typhus is a dangerous infectious disease. In addition to severe disease, in which the mortality rate is 10-20%, there is a mild form – so-called endemic typhus, which spreads a limited geographical area. After transferring typhus serious sequelae have often been, such as epilepsy, spastic paralysis, or hearing loss. Vectors of pathogens of epidemic typhus …

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Tetanus

Tetanus – an acute infectious disease in which the poisoning of the central nervous system (CNS) is due to the poison of tetanus bacteria, which causes spasms of various muscle groups. Tetanus kills about 1 million people each year in the world. In Europe, tetanus annually affects about 70 people, and every second of them …

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Trypanosomiasis

Trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) is an infectious disease, which is caused by protozoa (Truranosoma) single-celled organisms. There are several stages of the disease. Late-stage human covers painful drowsiness. Sleeping sickness is especially common between 15 degrees north and 15 degrees south latitude. The disease occurs in two forms. Gambian form that is caused by Trupanosoma gambiense …

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Anthrax

Anthrax is an acute infectious disease of zoonotic bacterial groups, occurring in the skin or generalized form, depending on where the introduction of the pathogen. Competent health authorities should be made aware of this disease. Pathogen – Gram-positive motionless spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax bacillus forms spores that can survive in the soil for 10 …

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Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is an infectious disease, which is caused by Toxoplasma and characterized by chronic course. The disease affects the nervous system, liver and spleen, striated muscle. Symptoms Temperature is increasing. Swollen lymph nodes. Inflammation of the brain and its membranes. Pain in the joints. Anatomical defects of induced inflammation. Causes Carriers of toxoplasmosis are cats. …

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Salmonellosis

Salmonellosis is a disease, which is caused by salmonella. Pathogen – a large group of Salmonella, with more than 2000 serotypes. Salmonella also cause typhoid and paratyphoid fever. In Europe and USA, the most common gastroenteritis – an inflammatory disease of the stomach and intestines, in which pathogens do not get into the blood. Septicaemic …