Disease Videos


Typhoid Fever

Typhoid germs are passed in the feces and, to some extent, the urine of infected people. The germs are spread by eating or drinking water or foods contaminated by feces from the infected individual.

Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a potentially fatal illness caused by a bacterial toxin. Different bacterial toxins may cause toxic shock syndrome, depending on the situation.

Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)

VRE is usually spread by direct contact with hands, environmental surfaces or medical equipment that has been contaminated by the feces of an infected person.

Viral Meningitis

Viral meningitis is an infection of the meninges (a thin lining covering the brain and spinal cord) by any one of a number of different viruses. There are no specific medicines or antibiotics used to treat viral meningitis.

West Nile Virus

West Nile virus (WNV) is also transmitted to humans and some animals through the bite of an infected mosquito. About 20 percent of people develop a mild infection called West Nile fever.

The Yellow Fever

Yellow fever presents in most cases with fever, nausea, and pain and it generally subsides after several days. In some patients, a toxic phase follows, in which liver damage with jaundice can occur and lead to death.

Yersiniosis and Yersinia Enterocolitica

Yersiniosis is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium of the genus Yersinia. In the United States, most yersiniosis infections among humans are caused by Yersinia enterocolitica.

Pages

Subscribe to Diseases