Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that affects more than 200 million people each year. That means on a global average, Malaria sickens 1 out of every 20 people each year, a total that is roughly comparable to the population of Brazil, 202 million. There are more than 100 species of the Malaria parasite, but the
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About Diabetes Diabetes is a long-term health condition, but is a life-long health condition in some cases. As more and more diabetes cases are occurring in recent years, more and more questions are being asked about this disease. In fact, there isn’t just more cases today than there were twenty years ago, but diabetes diagnoses
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Syphilis, a chronic bacterial disease, is most commonly developed by infection during sexual intercourse, and in rare cases by the infection of a developing fetus. Syphilis comes from the bacterium Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum. Symptoms of syphilis can be different depending on the stage at the time, which can be segmented like primary, secondary, latent,
Half of the world’s population has Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) infection and 8 out of 10 people have no related symptoms. H. Pylori is a bacterial infection in the intestines and is commonly detected with a blood test. H. Pylori can cause inflammation, gastritis and ulcers. If symptoms were to occur, one would have abdominal
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In the News “Breakbone fever” Dengue Fever Approximately 390 million cases and anywhere between 10 to 20 thousand deaths occur from the dengue fever per year. The widespread of the dengue virus has intensely developed in the last ten to fifteen years resulting in almost half of the world’s population being at risk. This epidemic
Another 1.5 Million lives Worldwide will die of Tuberculosis this year, of 2016. According to a report from the World Health Organization, Tuberculosis has surpassed HIV as the leading cause of death from an infectious disease since 2014. As a reference, more than 1000 residents including infants are already infected with TB (tuberculosis) in California
adminAnother 1.5 Million lives Worldwide will die of Tuberculosis this year, of 2016.
In the News Hawaii outbreak On February 9, Hawaii has declared a state of emergency on their island as it controls the local spread of Dengue fever. Experts think it may foreshadow how Zika Virus transmission might start in parts of the United States. The declaration of emergency potentially could help Hawaiian authorities get funds
Hepatitis refers to an inflammation of the liver caused by the presence of inflammatory cells in the liver. These cells are responsible for almost all human hepatitis. Patients infected can have few or no symptoms, but common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, fever, weakness, loss of appetite and aching in the abdomen. The confirmation of hepatitis