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Infectious Diseases : Health & Medical

Echovirus 16 Meningitis in Cuba

From April to September 2000, an epidemic of aseptic meningitis spread throughout Cuba, with 16,943 reported cases.

Thrush Mouth Infection

Thrush is a yeast infection in your mouth caused by the Candida fungus. Candida is a naturally occurring fungus in your mouth that usually does not cause any symptoms unless it starts to grow when you have a lowered immune system.

Is It Safe to Eat Raw Fish?

What are the infectious disease risks associated with eating sushi? Read about parasites and other microbial infections associated with raw or undercooked fish.

Advantages of Ophthalmic Dosage Forms

Ophthalmic preparations help administer drugs in case of conditions that affect the eye or its immediate surrounding area. These products are available in several different types of dosage forms such as ophthalmic solutions, suspensions and gels. Whatever the type of formulation, all ophthalmic dosa

Signs & Symptoms of MRSA

MRSA is the acronym for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It is an infection caused by the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that is also known as staph. MRSA is a strain of the staph bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics commonly used to treat it. MRSA infections can sometimes be fatal.

Using DNA Microarrays

Complete genomic sequences of microbial pathogens and hosts offer sophisticated new strategies for studying host-pathogen interactions.