By: Janet Grischy
Various types of protozoan infective organisms are responsible for plenty of human misery. Ingested in contaminated water or injected by a feeding insect, they cause diseases ranging from malaria to encephalitis. Protozoan is an inexact term for one-celled organisms with an internal structure more complicated...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Fungal diseases become more common every day. Any illness that weakens the immune system gives the opportunity for fungi to be able to grow and thrive within the body. Often times cancer patients, HIV patients and others with serious illness have fungal diseases as a...
By: Jackie McPherson
Norovirus is highly contagious and once infections start to occur they are difficult to contain. Knowing the causes and risk factors associated with the virus can help you decrease your chances of contracting this infection. Norovirus accounts for approximately approximately 50% of gastroenteritis cases in...
Scientific explanation of the common cold
By: Jack Merrywell
The common cold is in many ways mysterious. One of the milder infections of the upper respiratory tract, the cure for this viral disease has eluded medical science for decades. Given its prevalence and its somewhat innocuous-seeming set of symptoms, it is at first glance...
Why Indian tuberculosis cases 'can't be cured'
By: Gulrukh Tausif
World Health Organization has rushed teams of doctors to Hinduja National Hospital in Mumbai, India, where 12 cases of totally drug resistant or TDR mode of tuberculosis have been reported. Three patients are now dead. India has become one of the few countries in the...
By: David Thackston
Brucellosis is a disease that has been around for quite some time, and while it has gone by many names over the years, Brucellosis is now the official term for it. Originally discovered in the 1850, it was then named Crimean Fever, through the course...
Study: Resistance to malaria treatments increasing
By: Sun Meilan
According to the World Health Organisation’s World Malaria Report, there were ‘216 million episodes of malaria in 2010’ of which 81% were in Africa and another 13% were in South East Asia. A massive 655,000 deaths occurred in 2010, just over 90%...
By: Terrence Aym
The United States government rushed to block it…The World Health Organization (WHO) called for its suppression…But now the research on a deadly mutated flu strain that WHO says could kill billions is about to be released.Back in 2011, two scientists worked to...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
When it comes to infections, the body has its own mechanisms to fend them off. Some of these mechanisms such as the immune mediated resistance could be considered specific to a particular invasive pathogen. However, there are mechanisms that would act against most infective pathogens...
How barriers to infection and non-specific defensive responses protect the body
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The immune system provides protection against foreign invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and pollen. There are two distinct forms of defenses against foreign invaders: innate (non-specific) immune system and adaptive (specific) immune system. While only vertebrates possess specific immune responses, nearly all organisms have...

 

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