Category: Communicable Diseases

Bronchitis is associated with other respiratory infections like common cold, flu or pneumonia. The condition is associated with inflammation of the air ways of the lungs. As per the National Institute of Health, bronchitis is more frequently observed in children …

Tuberculosis, especially pulmonary tuberculosis is a major public health problem in many developing countries. It causes an estimated two million deaths per year all over the world. However, in developed countries tuberculosis is not a killer disease anymore, but persons …

Seasonal influenza is a viral disease and commonly the disease is known as ‘Flu’. The virus invades upper and lower respiratory tract (nose, throat and lungs) producing mild symptoms to severe and life threatening complications. To avoid catching influenza during …

Shingles is a contagious disease caused by virus infection. The virus belongs to the same family of viruses that causes chickenpox. The medical term used for shingles infection is herpes zoster. Scientist call this virus varicella – zoster virus. Varicella …

Sexually transmitted disease or STD is a venereal disease. STDs have high transmission possibility between and among individuals through sexual contacts using vagina, penis, mouth, and anus. Such diseases can affect men and women regardless of their races and economic …

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease. Most men experience out-breaks (sores and blisters) on the scrotum, penis or anal region. Infected parts may be painful accompanied by itching. There are two types of viruses that cause herpes infection. HSV1 …

Vector borne diseases are transmitted by vectors, usually arthropods, by their stings and bites or infestations of tissues. They are invertebrate living animals. However vertebrates such as foxes, skunks, dogs etc, can also cause infections such as rabies with their …

The time period between the invasion of the tissue by bacteria or virus, and the appearance of clinical signs and symptoms of infection is called the incubation period of the disease.

Incubation Period For Strep Throat

Incubation period of streptococcus …

Pharyngitis in common language is nothing but sore throat; it is inflammation of the pharynx or the back of throat. Frequently it is seen when a person has common cold or an attack of influenza. Pharyngitis can also involve tonsils.…

Question: Causes Of Smallpox, what is Smallpox, symptoms of Smallpox, Smallpox treatment.

Answer: Smallpox has been eradicated from the world, through the W.H.O initiated vaccine program.

On the slightest suspicion of a case of smallpox, the community medical authorities must …

Question: What is chikungunya fever and how does it spread? What are the primary symptoms and treatment for chikungunya?

What Is Chikungunya Fever?

Chikungunya fever is a viral disease which is spread by a particular mosquito called ades aegypti. …

Mumps is an acute virus disease that may involve many organ systems but commonly affect the salivary glands, chiefly the parotid gland but involvement of the central nervous system, pancreas and testes is also seen in adults. Mumps occur between …

Question: Is jaundice a communicable disease? Let me know if jaundice is contagious disease. Can you explain why it is contagious or not contagious?

Jaundice Is Not Contagious or Communicable Disease

Answer: Jaundice in itself is not …

The signs and symptoms of swine flu are similar to that of a typical flu.  A person infected with swine flu generally experiences runny nose, body pains, unusual tiredness, sore throat, headache, loss of appetite, shortness of breath or cough, …

Swine flu is one of those diseases that affects animals but which can mutate and be transmitted to humans. The disease is similar in characteristics with other influenza diseases. And just like other disease that affects the respiratory system, death …

The first swine flu in India was reported on May 13, 2009. The said country’s first case of swine flu was reported when a man, who just boarded off the plane at the Hyderabad airport on its flight originating from …