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Diseases » Traveler fever » Glossary
 

Glossary for Traveler fever

  • Amebiasis: An intestinal infection caused by a parasitic amebic organism. It is usually associated with poor sanitation.
  • Dengue fever: An acute viral disease characterized by fever, rash and myalgia and caused by a flavivirus which is transmitted by mosquitoes.
  • Leptospirosis: Bacterial infection usually caught from animal urine.
  • Malaria: A parasitic disease transmitted through mosquito bites.
  • Rabies: An infectious disease that can affect any mammal including humans and is transmitted through the saliva of an infected animal. The infectious agent is the Neurotropic lyssavirus which affects the salivary gland and also causes neurological symptoms.
  • Scrub typhus: Type of typhus usually caught from ticks
  • Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
  • Typhoid fever: Fever from bacterial food poisoning.
  • Visceral leishmaniasis: A condition which is characterized by an infection of the viscera by leishmaniasis
  • Yellow fever: A viral infection transmitted by mosquito bites which can damage various organs such as the liver, heart, kidney and digestive tract.

 

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