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The infection caused by Chikungunya virus is was first described in East Africa in 1952. The virus is transmitted by mosquitoes and belongs to the family Togaviridae in the genus Alphavirus. Humans are infected when Aedes aegypti and albopictus mosquitoes, containing Chikungunya virus, bite humans. The viruses then multiply in humans and can then be picked up by oth...

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Dengue fever is most commonly found in subtropical and tropical areas, such as Central and South America, parts of Africa, parts of Asia, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. Dengue fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses. These viruses are related to the viruses that cause West Nile infection and...

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Jaundice is a yellow discoloration of the skin, mucous membranes and the whites of the eyes caused by increased amount of bilirubin in the blood. Jaundice is a sign of underlying disease process. Bilirubin is a by-product of the daily natural breakdown and destruction of red blood cells in the body. The hemoglobin molecule that is released into the blood by this pro...

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Diarrhea is an increase in the frequency of bowel movements or a decrease in the form of stool (greater looseness of stool). Although changes in frequency of bowel movements and looseness of stools can vary independently of each other, changes often occur in both. Diarrhea should not be confused with the frequent passing of stools of normal consistency - this is no...

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Food Poisoning is a common Disease, everyone can be infected by this disease which is caused by unhealthy food, Food borne illness, more commonly referred to as food poisoning, is the result of eating contaminated, spoiled, or toxic food. The most common symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Although it’s quite uncomfortable, food poi...

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Rabies is a viral disease. This occurs usually through biting a human or another animal. Transmission can also occur through saliva touching an open wound or touching mucous membranes. Rabies is nearly always transmitted by an infected animal bite. For rabies treatment to be successful, it must be given before any symptoms appear. Rabbits very rarely carry rabies...

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Chickenpox is a virus infection. Sometimes children scratch the blisters and they can become infected. If this happens, you’ll need to take them to the doctor. Very occasionally chickenpox can lead to serious complications, such as pneumonia, problems with the kidneys, heart, joints or nervous system. Chickenpox is also serious for pregnant women. If there are n...

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Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain that makes it hard to move. It can start quickly if you fall or lift something too heavy, or it can get worse slowly. Anyone can have back pain, but some things that increase your risk of Back Pain that is Getting older, Back pain is more common the older you get. You may first have back pain wh...

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Cervical cancer affects the entrance to the uterus (womb). The cervix is the narrow part of the lower uterus, often referred to as the neck of the womb. In America, more than 11,000 women are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer each year. Having many sexual partners or becoming sexually active early is a risk factor. Survival rates are good if cervical cancer i...

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Flu, is a respiratory illness caused by a virus. Flu is highly contagious and is normally spread by the coughs and sneezes of an infected person. You can also catch flu by touching an infected person, for instance, shaking hands. Adults are contagious 1-2 days before getting symptoms and up to 7 days after becoming ill. This means that you can spread the influenza...

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