A staphylococcal infection or famously known as staph infection is caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus. Usually we find these bacteria on our nose, mouth, genitals and anal area.
Coxsackie viruses are picorna viruses which can be grouped into A and B. They were first isolated from the village of Coxsakie in New York by Dalldorf in 1948, hence the name is derived from there
Tapeworms are usually a harmless parasite, but in places with limited medical treatment available, they can wreak havoc on the population.
Infection by the protozoon Toxoplasma gondii causes toxoplasmosis. This parasite undergoes its full lifecycle only in cats and other canine hosts but it affects many mammals, birds and reptiles.
The Horror of Toxoplasmosis! This article is about our little granddaughter.
What is sepsis and how do you get septic? Learn what happens if you get sepsis and what to expect. Sepsis is a dangerous and life threatening infection that can be fatal.
It is an acute infectious fever caused by arbovirus transmitted by the sand fly, Phlebotomus papatasil. Yellow Fever is caused by a group B arnovirus transmitted to man by the bite of Aedes mosquitoes
When individuals consume or handle meat, they may be exposing themselves to many harmful diseases. It is therefore important to know the parasites that may exist in meats and how they are passed to humans.
Previously known as Japanese B encephalitis, this disease is now called Japanese encephalitis (JE). It was first identified as a definite entity when it broke out as an epidemic in Japan in 1924.
Onchocerciasis, or river blindness, is a debilitating disease whose symptoms include intense itching and vision loss. The disease is caused by a parasitic nematode.