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  • 10 Tips to Prevent Infections Created: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
    What's the best way to prevent you and your loved ones from getting sick from infectious microbes? Look beyond the obvious and learn some important tips for staying healthy.
  • Profile of the Stomach Flu Caused by Norovirus (Norwalk Virus) Infection Created: Thursday, November 20, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Commonly associated with cruise ships, Norovirus, also known as Norwalk or Norwalk-like virus, is a major cause of diarrheal disease, commonly referred to as the stomach flu. Find out more about th...
  • Sick of Stress or Sick from Stress? Created: Thursday, December 11, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Can stress really increase your likelihood of getting sick? How does stress impact your immune system? Which infections are you more prone to getting when stressed? What can you do about it?"
  • Kiss of Death...(Or Diseases) Created: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 Updated: Saturday, April 05, 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?"
  • Is it Strep Throat? Created: Thursday, March 12, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
    How do you know if you have strep throat or just a sore throat from a cold? Find out how to distinguish if it is strep throat and find out what your doctor will look for.
  • Lyme Disease Created: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Lyme disease is spread through tick bites. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
  • Rubella Congenital Disease Profile Created: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Rubella, or German measles, causes a congenital disease that can result in spontaneous abortion, prematurity, and severe birth defects. Find out more about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and preve...
  • Colitis Caused by Clostridium difficile (C. diff) Created: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Clostridium difficile bacterial disease is on the rise, causing more and more cases of hospital-borne infection. Find out the symptoms of Clostridium difficile colitis and how to treat and prevent ...
  • Strep Throat: Frequently Asked Questions Created: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    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 more.
  • Strep Throat Created: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    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...
  • Superbugs on the Rise Created: Monday, August 11, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 16, 2012
    Superbugs are bacteria that are resistant to multiple kinds of antibiotics, making treatment a challenge. Find out which strains of bacteria are becoming superbugs and are becoming public health is...
  • Daycare Centers and Germs -- How to Keep Your Child's Daycare Center Germ-Free Created: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
    Daycare centers don't have to be germ centers. Find out why child care centers and preschools are common sources of infectious diseases. Learn some tips for keeping your child's daycare center free..
  • Cholera - Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention of Cholera Created: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
    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..
  • Anthrax - What Is Anthrax Video Created: Friday, September 28, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 29, 2010
    Anthrax can be released into the air in the form of spores and, if it enters the body, can grow into a harmful bacteria. Find out the symptoms and effects of anthrax exposure.
  • Lyme Disease - Contracting Lyme Disease - Tick Bites Video Created: Monday, September 24, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 29, 2010
    Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through bites from an infected tick. Learn the symptoms of Lyme disease and how to prevent the illness.
  • Meningitis - What Is Meningitis Video Created: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 28, 2010
    Meningitis is an infection of the membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Learn about the different types of meningitis and how they're treated.
  • Must Reads: Essential Articles and Resources about Infectiousdiseases Created: Updated: Monday, August 31, 2009

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