Posts Tagged "Infectious diseases"

Going viral: Infectious diseases in the United States

Posted on Nov 11, 2014 in Chronic Disease, Vaccines

  Here are 6 illnesses you are more likely to get than Ebola: 1.  Flu HOW IT SPREADS:  Droplets from sick people’s coughs and sneezes can travel 6 feet INFECTIONS: 75,000 positive tests in 2012-2013 season DEATHS: 3,000 to 49,000 a year SOURCE: CDC 2.  Enterovirus HOW IT SPREADS: Touching infected person or surface INFECTIOINS: 10-15 Million a year DEATHS: Most infections from this family of viruses generate at most a mild illness, but this year’s Enterovirus D68 has killed at least 2 children SOURCE: CDC 3. Norovirus HOW IT SPREADS:  From infected person, contaminated food,...

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