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Infectious disease

Infectious disease

What Is Meant By Infectious disease?

Infectious diseases are disorders that are caused by organisms, usually
microscopic in size, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites that are passed,
directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Humans can also become
infected following exposure to an infected animal that harbors a pathogenic
organism that is capable of infecting humans.
Infectious diseases are a leading cause of death worldwide, particularly in low-
income countries, especially in young children.

Infectious diseases can be any of the following:
Chickenpox.
Common cold.
Diphtheria.
E. coli.
Giardiasis.
HIV/AIDS.
Infectious mononucleosis.
Influenza (flu).

What are 7 symptoms of infectious diseases?
Fever.
Chills.
Congestion.
Cough.
Fatigue.
Muscle aches and headache.
Gastrointestinal symptoms (diarrhea, nausea, vomiting).

How are infectious diseases treated?
Bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics.
You can manage most viral infections with over-the-counter medications for your
symptoms until you feel better.
Fungal infections can be treated with antifungal medications.

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