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Norovirus: Symptoms, causes, transmission, outbreak, and treatment
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Norovirus: Symptoms, causes, transmission, prevention and treatments

Norovirus, also known as Norwalk virus or the winter vomiting bug, is an extremely contagious virus that causes an acute gastroenteritis (vomiting and diarrhea) that can last from one to three days. Although norovirus can cause serious illness in people with weak immune systems or other underlying health conditions, it usually goes away on its […]

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Henipavirus: Symptoms, causes, transmission, outbreak, and treatment
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Henipavirus: Symptoms, causes, transmission, outbreak, and treatment

Henipavirus is one of the most lethal viruses in the world, killing up to 100% of the people who become infected with it. Henipavirus can be transmitted through either human-to-human contact or via an animal vector, but it is most commonly spread between animals and humans through bats. There are currently no vaccines or specific […]

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Herpes simplex virus (HSV): What is it and how can you protect yourself?
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Herpes simplex virus (HSV): What is it and how can you protect yourself?

What is herpes simplex virus (HSV)? Herpes simplex virus, or HSV, is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It’s typically contracted through the exchange of bodily fluids and causes genital sores and blisters as well as cold sores in the mouth. The two most common types of herpes are HSV-1 and HSV-2. […]

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Powassan virus (POWV): Causes, symptoms, prevention and treatments
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Powassan virus (POWV): Causes, symptoms, prevention and treatments

Powassan virus, also known as POWV, belongs to the family of tick-borne encephalitis viruses (TBEV). It’s a disease that can have serious consequences, including death if left untreated. If you are interested in what the Powassan virus is and how it affects the body, read on for everything you need to know about this disease. […]

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What is the Marburg virus? Symptoms, prevention, treatment, and outbreak
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What is Marburg virus? Symptoms, prevention, treatment, and outbreak

What is Marburg virus? Marburg virus (MBV), or Marburg hemorrhagic fever, infects people through contact with the blood or bodily fluids of infected animals (including humans) and is caused by the Marburg virus, one of the four types of filoviruses. The virus was discovered in 1967 after outbreaks in Marburg and Frankfurt, Germany, and Belgrade, […]

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) Causes, symptoms, and treatments
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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE): Causes, symptoms, and treatments

What is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)? Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that causes your immune system to attack healthy tissues in your body, especially your joints, skin, kidneys, heart, and lungs. The cause of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is still not clear, but it is thought to be a combination of genetic […]

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sore throat
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Sore throat: Causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment

Sore throat, also known as pharyngitis, is one of the most common health problems in the world. It can be caused by different factors and has various symptoms, making it difficult to diagnose. There are also several home remedies and over-the-counter medications that can help eliminate or alleviate the pain, depending on the severity of […]

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Tomato fever
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Tomato fever: Causes, symptoms, prevention and treatments

Tomato fever, also known as tomato flu, is a condition that results from an infection with the yeast-like fungus Monilia sitophila. It causes blisters or rashes on the skin, most commonly near the groin and genitals, but it can also be found on the trunk and extremities. The lesions appear as small, red bumps which […]

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Angelman syndrome
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Angelman syndrome: Causes, symptoms and treatments

Few people have heard of Angelman syndrome (AS), but those who have typically know someone affected by it. Angelman syndrome is an inherited neurological disorder that affects the entire body’s development, making it difficult to walk, talk and think clearly. People with Angelman syndrome tend to have happy personalities and be very friendly, which can […]

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Rat bite fever
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Rat bite fever: Causes, symptoms, treatment, and complications

Rat bite fever, also known as Streptobacillus moniliformis infection, is a rare bacterial illness typically contracted from rat and other rodent bites, as well as from eating food or water contaminated with these animals’ feces or urine. When left untreated, rat bite fever can be very serious, even fatal in some cases. This article will […]

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