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Ebola Virus Disease

  Overview The Ebola virus can cause Ebola virus disease, a severe, often fatal disease that has caused several destructive outbreaks in Africa in the last...
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Infectious Diseases: Defined

OVERVIEW Infectious diseases are caused by bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. These diseases can be passed directly from one person to another, through animal bites, and...
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Pneumonia: Defined

OVERVIEW Pneumonia is a lung infection that can affect one or both lungs. Different types of germs and irritants can cause the illness — from...
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Defined

OVERVIEW Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are passed from person to person through vaginal, oral or anal sexual contact. STDs can cause minor health problems as...

How Lyme Disease Affects Outdoor Activities

People in the northeast of the US probably make fewer outdoor trips because of the prevalence of Lyme disease. Lyme disease is widespread in the...
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Experimental malaria vaccine

An experimental malaria vaccine may protect people from multiple strains of the disease, according to a study published March 15 in the Proceedings of...
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Zika virus damages testes

The Zika virus causes testicular atrophy and could harm male fertility, according to a study published Feb. 22 by Science Advances. Previously, scientists were...