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Glossary for Type A influenza subtype H1

  • Bell's Palsy: A usually temporary facial nerve disorder where a part or all of the face becomes suddenly paralysed.
  • Brucellosis: An infectious disease caused by the Brucella genus which is transmitted from animals to humans.
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Severe chronic fatigue disorder often following infection.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Cough: The noise produced from the sudden expulsion of air from the lungs
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Dengue fever: An acute viral disease characterized by fever, rash and myalgia and caused by a flavivirus which is transmitted by mosquitoes.
  • Ehrlichiosis: Bacterial tick-borne disease
  • Febrile Seizures: Fever-caused seizures in infants or children.
  • Flu: Very common viral respiratory infection.
  • Flu-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to flu, or exhibition flu-like symptoms.
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Histoplasmosis: Lung infection from fungus Histoplasma capsulatum
  • Leptospirosis: Bacterial infection usually caught from animal urine.
  • Lyme disease: Lyme disease is an emerging infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia.
  • Malaise: General feelings of discomfort or being ill-at-ease.
  • Malaria: A parasitic disease transmitted through mosquito bites.
  • Meningococcal disease: Dangerous bacterial infection causing meningitis or bacteremia.
  • Mononucleosis: Common infectious virus.
  • Mucus membrane conditions: Medical conditions affecting any of the mucus membranes.
  • Muscle aches: Aches affecting one or more muscles
  • Nasal congestion: The congestion of the nasal passages.
  • Plague: A rare but serious bacterial infection involving the bacterium Yersinia Pestis which can be carried by rodents and transmitted to humans by flea bites or through direct contact with an infected animal.
  • Pneumonia: Infection of the lung by bacteria, viruses or fungus.
  • Respiratory conditions: Any condition that affects the respiratory system
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever: A bacterial disease caused by Rickettsia rickettsii and transmitted by ticks. The condition causes fever and a characteristic rash and may be fatal in severe or untreated cases.
  • Runny nose: Rhinitis is the medical term describing irritation and inflammation of some internal areas of the nose
  • SARS: Serious respiratory infection
  • Sore throat: Discomfort in the throat or with swallowing
  • Tonsilitis: Inflammation of the tonsils in the throat.
  • Trichinosis: Worm infection usually caught from pigs
  • Trypanosomiasis:
  • Type A Influenza: Type A influenza is a subtype of the influenza virus that can cause cause serious illness and result in pandemics. Influenza is viral respiratory infection. The virus is very contagious and can cause severe illness especially in patients who are very young or old or have some other medical condition as well. The severity of symptoms can vary but usually involves respiratory and constitutional (e.g. headache, aching muscles) symptoms. The influenza virus can mutate and produce different strains though the symptoms are the same. This frequent mutation means that people need regular vaccinations to ensure they are protected against new strains as they arise.
  • Upper Respiratory Infection: Any type of infection of the upper respiratory tract
  • Viral diseases: Any disease that is caused by a virus

 

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