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By Megan Coffee

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Got Milk Microbes? Created: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      It's a staple in most households, but do you know the infectious disease risks associated with milk and other dairy products? Why is pasteurization important? How do you prevent milk-borne diseases...
    • Active Tuberculosis Created: Sunday, April 19, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Active Tuberculosis or TB is a deadly disease that is on the rise in the U.S. Find out what causes active TB, what its symptoms are, and what treatment options are available"
    • Whooping Cough or Pertussis Created: Sunday, April 19, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Whooping Cough, also known as Pertussis, caused by the bacteria Bordatella pertussis." itemprop="description"< --> itemprop="descriptio...
    • Got Pasteurized Milk? Created: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Pasteurization of milk is an important process that limits the spread of milk-borne infectious diseases. Learn more about the different processes used for pasteurization. Find out the truth about p...
    • Cholera Created: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Find out about symptoms, treatment, and prevention of cholera, caused by the bacteria, Vibrio cholera. Learn about the epidemiology of this common epidemic and tips for travelers on preventing infe...
    • Strep Throat: Frequently Asked Questions Created: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      What is strep throat? What are its symptoms? How is it diagnosed and treated? Why do I need to take all of the antibiotics if I'm already feeling better? Find out answers to these questions and mor...
    • Kiss of Death...(Or Diseases) Created: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Mononucleosis, or nono, is known as the “kissing disease,” but did you know that there are several infectious diseases that can be spread through kissing and saliva?"
    • Measles Created: Friday, February 20, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Measles, also known as Rubeola, is a leading cause of death of young children worldwide, despite the availability of an inexpensive and effective MMR vaccine. Find out about symptoms, diagnosis, an...
    • Lyme Disease Created: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Lyme disease is spread through tick bites. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Toxoplasmosis, caused by Toxoplasma gondii, can cause a nasty congenital infection in fetuses. The infection is transmitted from cat or kitten feces to pregnant women to their unborn babies. Find o...
    • Ear Infections – Otitis Media Created: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Ear infections, or otitis media, are a common childhood infection, afflicting most infants and small children. Find out what are ear infections, and their symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment...
    • How Infectious Diseases Cause Cancer Created: Friday, May 29, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Infectious diseases are responsible for up to 30% of all cancers worldwide. Find out how microbes cause cancer." itemprop="description">> Sunday, May 24, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Profile of Thrush caused by Candida fungi. Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment." itemprop="description"> Monday, August 11, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      The emergence of superbugs is a huge public health issue, but can potentially be solved with proper use of antibiotics. Find out how we can help fix the super bug problem" !--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -...
    • Definition of Zoonotic Disease Created: Saturday, April 25, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      Glossary Definition of zoonotic disease
    • Definition of Congenital Defect Created: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Glossary definition of Congenital Defect
    • E. coli O157:H7 Created: Friday, January 09, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      What is E. coli? Are all strains of E. coli dangerous? What are its symptoms? Where do you get it? How do you prevent disease?" itemprop="description">ption">
    • Kitchen and Food Safety Created: Thursday, November 20, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Good hygienic cooking and food preparation practices in your kitchen are essential for limiting the possible spread of foodborne infectious diseases." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • Definition of Virulence Created: Friday, May 22, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Glossary definition of virulence
    • Cold Sores Caused by Herpes Virus Created: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
      Cold sores are caused by Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1). Find out about symptoms, prevention, and treatment of cold sores and oral herpes infections" itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • Common Kids’ Infections (0 to 12 years) Created: Saturday, August 09, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
      Get quick summaries of common infectious diseases in kids (ages 0 to 12 years) and how to diagnose, treat, and prevent them." itemprop="description">
    • Definition of Immunocompromised Created: Sunday, April 05, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      Glossary definition of immunocompromised
    • Definition of Superbug Created: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      Glossary definition of Superbug. Infectious Diseases.
    • Definition of Nosocomial Infection Created: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      Glossary definition of nosocomial infection
    • Definition of Pathogen Created: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      Glossary definition of pathogen. Infectious Diseases.
    • Mumps Created: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      Mumps is a viral disease characterized by “chipmunk cheeks”. It is preventable with the MMR vaccination. Find out more about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Mumps"
    • Jock Itch Profile Created: Thursday, February 05, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      Jock Itch, or ringworm of the groin, is a fungal infection that affects the groin and inner thighs. Find out more about its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention." Monday, December 01, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      Mono or Mononucleosis is sometimes called the Kissing Disease because it is common among young adults and teenagers and spread through saliva. Find out more about symptoms of Mono and how to treat ...
    • Ringworm Fungal Infections of the Skin Created: Thursday, February 05, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      Find out more about ringworm fungal infections of the skin. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention." itemprop="description">...
    • Strep Throat Created: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      Strep throat is a common kids' infection that is more prevalent in the winter and spring months. Find out about its symptoms, treatment options, prevention methods, and complications associated wit...
    • Tuberculosis Created: Sunday, April 19, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      Tuberculosis, or TB, also known as consumption, is a worldwide epidemic that is on the rise in the U.S. Find out about its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention."
    • Profile of Typhoid Fever Caused by Salmonella Typhi Created: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      Find out symptoms and treatment of Typhoid Fever. Learn how Salmonella Typhi causes Typhoid Fever and how to avoid getting it." itemprop="description">ption">

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