What can be infected from pets: the danger of toxoplasmosis
Pets can be not only a source of good mood, but also pose a real threat to their masters. We are talking about such a dangerous disease as toxoplasmosis. It is a parasitic disease that can be infected by both humans and animals. It is caused by toxoplasma (the simplest microorganisms), and its source is most often different types of mammals (cats, rabbits, rodents, etc.).
How can I get toxoplasmosis?
Human toxoplasma infection is most commonly found in domestic animals, in particular cats. Continue reading
Dangerous meningitis: how not to miss the disease
Meningitis is one of the most dangerous diseases. Untreated meningitis (inflammatory process in the meninges) leads to disability and even death. Germs, viruses, fungi can cause inflammation in the membranes of both the brain and spinal cord. The most commonly diagnosed are bacterial and viral meningitis. Children are more susceptible to this infectious disease, since their immune systems are weaker than in adults: the last case of meningitis, a 5-year-old baby, which was never saved, was diagnosed last month in Kiev.
Why is the topic of the incidence and prevention of meningitis relevant
Meningitis is dangerous because its first symptoms resemble flu. Continue reading
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 roasted meat for shashlik or poorly washed vegetables, then the long-awaited outdoor recreation can result in vomiting, diarrhea (diarrhea), etc.
What to do when food poisoning
If after eating food, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, then urgently need medical assistance. Especially if, in addition to these symptoms, the body temperature rose above 38 degrees, and chills began: such signs indicate a serious intestinal infection. Continue reading