Difference between group A and B Streptococcus
By: Tami Port MS
Streptococcus is a genus of Gram-positive cocci (round) shaped bacteria that exist in chains of cells. Classification of members of this genus can be challenging, as there are many different, overlapping classification systems used to distinguish one species of Streptococcus from another. One method of...
By: Lance W. Christiansen D.O.
Rheumatic fever was a disease which was common in America, Europe and in most countries of the world in the past, but in countries which have gone through modernization due to the institution of scientific advancements (which lead to the industrial revolution, for instance)the frequency...
Common picornavirus infections: Hepatovirus
By: D. Vogt
The hepatovirus genus is a group of viruses within the picornavirus family. Today, there is only a single known hepatovirus, the virus which causes Hepatitis A in humans. Hepatitis A is a liver disease which usually spreads through poor hygiene and in rare cases can...
By: Erik Van Tongerloo
There are several diseases which can be transmitted by mosquitoes to humans. Malaria, the West Nile Virus and yellow fever are some of these diseases and it is important when you want to travel to one of the countries where there is a danger for...
By: Snowflake
Education and Prevention Initiatives which are culturally specific and sensitive are the best chance of controlling the spread of HIV and ultimately eradicating HIV and AIDS. Sexual transmission, whether it is heterosexual or homosexual, remains the #1 route of transmission worldwide. The blood supply is...
By: Lulu
From an African perspective I can't help but be amused at the thought of educating people about HIV/AIDS. My amusement is coloured by shame. Our president, Thabo Mbeki, went on record in the media saying that the scientists were wrong, that HIV does not cause...
How can we protect the world's people from HIV ?
By: Richa Bhatia
HIV is a deadly infection, which can progress to an even deadlier stage of AIDS. It is wreaking massive havoc around the world by claiming millions of lives, and leaving millions of innocent children struck with this deadly disease or orphaned.Health organizations all over...
By: Viknesh
Bird flu or otherwise known as avian influenza is caused by a virus found mainly in birds. But it can also infect humans. In fact, there have been more than 200 confirmed cases of human infections since 2004. Most of these cases resulted from close...
By: Peleus Waynewrite
With the rapid and ever increasing knowledge of medical science today the chances are AIDS will be wiped out one day, whether in a year or 1000 years. There are 2 ways in which we could totally eradicate AIDS. Firstly by containing it to...
Drug treatment in the virologic suppression of HIV
By: Steven J. Wamback
IntroductionAmong the first lines of defense in the prevention of the exacerbation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus to "full-blown" CDC-defined AIDS among HIV infected individuals is the prevention of or the reduction of the virus' ability to replicate its genetic material, RNA. Certain RNA protease inhibitors...

 

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