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What Is Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis or TB, as it is commonly called -- is a contagious infection that usually attacks the lungs. It can also spread to other parts of the body, like the brain and spine. A type of bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes it. ...

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Typhoid Fever

Typhoid fever is a systemic infection caused by Salmonella enteric serotype Typhi (S. Typhi). The disease remains an important public health problem in developing countries. ...

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Emotions Are Affecting Our Stomach

Ever "gone with your gut" when making a decision? You’re probably receiving signals from your gastrointestinal tract, which communicates directly with your brain ...

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Chikungunya Facts

Chikungunya is tropical disease spread by Aedes Aegypti mosquito characterized by sudden fever, skin rash and joint pain can be severe, followed by persistent rheumatic symptom, although it rarely caused death. ...

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Dengue Fever And The Tropics

Dengue (pronounced DEN-gee) fever is a human virus transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes which are very common in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. The World Health Organization has ranked this virus the most rapidly spreading mosquito-borne viral disease. The transmission cycle of dengue is from human ...

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