Yersiniosis

Jul 20, 2016 by in INFECTIOUS DISEASE Comments Off on Yersiniosis

Yersiniosis Contact Precautions Yersiniosis is a rare infectious disease that causes bacterial gastroenteritis. Symptoms vary according to the age of the infected person. It mostly affects young children, predominantly those…

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Yellow Fever

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Yellow Fever Throughout history, yellow fever has been a devastating viral hemorrhagic infection. It is a flavivirus whose symptoms range from none to hemorrhagic fever. In the past, the incidence…

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Yaws

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Yaws Contact Precautions Yaws, also known as pian, parangi, paru, and frambesia tropica, is a chronic, relapsing skin infection characterized by bumps on the hands, feet, face, and genital area….

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Whipple Disease

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Whipple Disease Whipple disease is a rare systemic infection that affects the small intestine, joints, central nervous system (CNS), and cardiovascular system. Typically beginning as gastroenteritis, it is slowly progressive,…

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West Nile Virus Infection

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West Nile Virus Infection West Nile virus (WNV) is a flavivirus commonly found in humans, birds, and other vertebrates in Africa, West Asia, and the Middle East. The disease is…

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Vulvovaginitis

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Vulvovaginitis Vulvovaginitis is an inflammation of the vulva (vulvitis) and vagina (vaginitis) that may occur at any age and affects most females at some time. Because of the proximity of…

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Vibriosis

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Vibriosis Vibriosis is a bacterial infection acquired from eating raw or undercooked shellfish, particularly those found in warm coastal waters, such as oysters. It can also be acquired by swimming…

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Varicella

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Varicella Airborne Precautions Contact Precautions Varicella, commonly known as chickenpox, is a common, acute, and very contagious infection. Varicella can occur at any age, but it’s most common in children…

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Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Infection

Jul 20, 2016 by in INFECTIOUS DISEASE Comments Off on Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Infection

Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Infection Contact Precautions Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) infection is a mutation of a common bacterium normally found in the GI tract. The infection is spread easily by direct person-to-person…

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Urinary Tract Infection

Jul 20, 2016 by in INFECTIOUS DISEASE Comments Off on Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary Tract Infection The two forms of urinary tract infection (UTI) are cystitis (infection of the bladder) and urethritis (infection of the urethra). UTI is nearly 10 times more common…

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