Summer without hepatitis A: jaundice prevention
Jaundice (Botkin's disease) or hepatitis A is a seasonal disease. It is in the summer and early autumn that infectious disease specialists report outbreaks of jaundice. Hepatitis has several types,…

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"Caught" tick: how to remove an insect without harm to health
Camping, unfortunately, often spoils insects - especially ticks. This year they are especially active and dangerous: ixodic ticks that live in Ukraine are carriers of tick-borne borreliosis or Lyme disease.…

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Temperature 37.2 - reason to consult a doctor: what will tell subfebrile
A serious illness that can develop in the body imperceptibly for the person himself can be “declared” by a slightly increased body temperature. Low-grade fever (37-37.5 ° C) can last…

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Live and inactivated vaccines: what is the difference, which one is better?
Vaccination is an important preventive measure for many serious diseases, it plays a key role in the issue of preserving the health of the nation. Therefore, you should understand what…

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Prevention of infectious diseases: how to protect yourself and your family

Many of the diseases that cause viruses, fungi or bacteria that have entered our bodies can be simply avoided. For example, intestinal infections most often affect people due to non-compliance with basic hygiene rules. It is more complicated with airborne microorganisms: nobody is insured against flu or ORVI. But, knowing and observing uncomplicated disease prevention measures, one can minimize the risk of infection.
What diseases belong to infectious
Diseases that cause infectious bacteria to enter the body are dealt with by infectiology. An infectious disease itself is the body’s response to an alien microorganism or virus entering it. Continue reading

What Is Meningococcal Infection? Why is she so dangerous?

Meningococcal infection is potentially fatal, the diseases it provokes are considered in medicine as an emergency. For example, it causes the bacterial form of meningitis, as well as a number of other extremely dangerous diseases.
What should I know about meningococcal infection?
Meningococcal infection has been known since ancient times. About it is mentioned in vIIst. BC, and the first more or less detailed description was given in the middle of the XVII century. This is a bacterium that is transmitted by airborne droplets from person to person. The infection can spread from the throat through the flow of blood to the human brain, which is most dangerous. A person can be a carrier of meningococcal infection, not guessing about it, and infect others while staying healthy. Continue reading

Insect bites: how to protect health and provide first aid

Summer time is not without insects. But the bites of some of them cause not only an allergic reaction: often an infection gets into the wound at the site of the bite and this skin area becomes inflamed. In addition, some insects, such as ticks, are themselves carriers of infectious diseases. Therefore, it is important to remember the methods of prevention from insect bites and be able to provide proper assistance if you or someone close to you was attacked by a bee or was bitten by a mosquito.
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Poisoning food or alcohol on vacation: what to do?
The season of picnics and vacations began, and with it the risk of food poisoning increased. In the heat, food spoils much faster, and if, in addition, you have not…

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Rubella: for whom a childhood illness can be dangerous?
Rubella is a viral infectious disease that occurs quite easily in childhood, but harder in adulthood. Rubella is especially dangerous during pregnancy, because it causes severe malformations in the fetus…

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