19:02 25th February 2018 | Antibiotics Abuse
One of the health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals is ending the TB pandemic by 2030. To support this target, World Tuberculosis Day is observed every year on the 24th of March.
What is Tuberculosis (TB)?
TB is a contagious disease. Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes TB, generally attacks the lungs, but the kidneys, spine and brain are also at risk. There are two conditions related to TB. They are:Latent TB infecti...
06:24 7th January 2018 | Bacteria Infection
E. coli (Escherichia coli) is a type of bacteria. Certain strains are harmless, however, others can have dangerous effects. Strains of E. coli include:STEC: This strain creates a toxin called Shiga that damages the lining of the intestine which in turn leads to illness.O157:H7: This dangerous strain often causes severe, acute hemorrhagic diarrhea. In some cases, particularly children under five years of age the infection can cause hemolytic ur...
11:46 7th January 2018 | Cancer in Women
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common infection contracted from skin contact and from vaginal, anal or oral sex with someone who has the virus. The infected person may not even show signs or experience any symptoms, in fact, symptoms could take years to show after HPV has been contracted.
The most important thing you need to know about Human Papillomavirus is that some types of HPV do not go away and can cause genital warts or lead to cer...
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