By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Piconavirus belongs to a family of RNA viruses and more specifically to the piconaviridae family. It contains several genera and one of these is the enteroviruses. Being second only to the viruses causing common cold with regard to infectivity potential, enteroviruses are the 2nd commonest...
By: Darian Peters
One factor linked to the appearance of hepatitis is the torque teno virus. This can be passed on during a blood transfusion thereby giving its alternative name of transfusion transmitted virus. However, the details of the virus and the link to blood transfusion and to...
By: Darian Peters
The Torque teno virus (TTV) is a virus of the family Anelloviridae. Also known as Transfusion Transmitted Virus, it is implicated in the liver disease hepatitis although the details of this link are not established. The virus doesn’t appear to cause any symptoms of...
By: Darian Peters
Researchers have become increasingly interested in the torque teno virus (TTV) over recent years. This is because of the possible link that has been found between the virus and the development of hepatitis in a patient. In particular transmission of the virus is thought to...
By: Darian Peters
Bacteria are one of the main forms of microorganism and are around us and even inside us all of the time. In some cases they are beneficial such as the commensal bacteria that are found in the human gut. These can have positive effects such...
By: Scott Hayden
Bacteria is everywhere, and they're essential for the continuation of life on Earth. While many of these microorganisms are beneficial others can trigger serious illnesses in humans. In order for harmful bacteria to attack you, they must enter your body and there are a number...
Systemic mycoses: What are cryptococcosis and moniliasis
By: Omar Salvador
There are at least nine different diseases that are classified as systemic mycoses. While many of these are airborne infections, some are not. Mainly caused by fungi, systemic mycoses are often serious or fatal. The diseases cryptococcosis and moniliasis are two examples of systemic mycoses...
By: Amelia Emery
Humans have been getting infected by viruses since the dawn of human evolution. For thousands of years, small pox, influenza, polio, herpes and human papiloma virus have been a huge part of human existence. But it has only been in the last one hundred years...
By: Suzanne Rose
African trypanosomiasis, commonly known as sleeping sickness, is a serious disease that is typically fatal without treatment. A microscopic parasite within the Trypanosoma brucei species causes the disease, which the tsetse fly spreads deep within rural Africa. According to the World Health Organization, 10,000...
By: Rebecca Adele Scarlett
According to merckmanuals.com, there are three main types of tapeworm that infect humans. The beef tapeworm, (Taenia saginata) pork tapeworm, (Taenia solium) and fish tapeworm (Diphyllobothrium latum) can all make their homes in the human body, causing various symptoms depending on the severity of...

 

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