PUBLIC HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Jul 23, 2022 by in PUBLIC HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY Comments Off on Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 This chapter includes an overview of the viral transmission and the phases of infection before providing specifics about SARS-CoV-2. Following the description of SARS-CoV-2 transmission dynamics, the…

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HIV Infection

May 30, 2021 by in PUBLIC HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY Comments Off on HIV Infection

Introduction Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the United States has evolved over the past three decades from an untreatable illness that predictably led to death to a chronic disease…

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Bacteremia

May 30, 2021 by in PUBLIC HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY Comments Off on Bacteremia

What Is Bacteremia? Human blood is supposed to be a sterile environment. Bacteremia is defined as the presence and detection of bacteria in blood. The body has several defense mechanisms…

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Vector-Borne Infections

May 30, 2021 by in PUBLIC HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY Comments Off on Vector-Borne Infections

Introduction Vector-borne infections include diseases caused by diverse pathogens (bacteria, viruses, parasites) that are transmitted to humans by a variety of vectors such as ticks, mosquitoes, lice, tsetse flies, sandflies,…

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Sepsis

May 30, 2021 by in PUBLIC HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY Comments Off on Sepsis

Introduction Sepsis is among the oldest medical conditions described, yet remains a leading cause of death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1.5 million people in the…

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