Epidemiological studies about contagious diseases have two very specific characteristics.
The first refers to the object, which is only a source of damage. The second relates to the
goals, which aim to determine the relationship between cause and effect, i.e., between
exposure and disease. So, even with multifactorial determinants, it's an unidimensional
evaluation. Therefore, in a evaluation between exposed and unexposed, the concept of risk
approaches the definition of probability.
Nightingale is one of the most famous women of all time. She
was greatly revered in her own lifetime and indeed for some
decades after her death she was a symbol of virtue and feminine
heroism. In recent decades all this has changed, and she has
been attacked from within the nursing profession, by medical doctors,
historians and other academics. Her contribution to the cause of
women has been challenged as well as her own character, relations
with women and even identification as a woman.
Catching cold"--Sitting on the floor--Kicking the bedclothes off--Inadequate head covering--Subjecting baby
to different temperatures suddenly--Wearing rubbers--Direct infection--Acute nasal catarrh--Acute
coryza--Acute rhinitis--"Cold in the head"--"Snuffles"--Treatment of acute nasal catarrh, or rhinitis, or coryza,
or "cold in the head," or "snuffles"--Chronic nasal catarrh--Chronic rhinitis--Chronic discharge from the
nose--Nervous or persistent cough--Adenoids as a cause of persistent cough--Croup--Acute catarrhal
laryngitis--Spasmodic croup--False croup--Tonsilitis--Angina--Sore throa...
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and its treatment can lead
to other health problems. You may receive supportive
care to prevent or control these problems and to
improve your comfort and quality of life during
You may receive antibiotics and other drugs to help
protect you from infections. Your health care team may
advise you to stay away from crowds and from people
with colds and other contagious diseases. If an
infection develops, it can be serious, and you will need
treatment right away.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and its treatment also can
lead to anemia, which may make you feel very tired.
Measles (rubeola) is a highly contagious, acute, exanthematous respiratory disease with a characteristic clinical picture and a pathognomonic enanthem: Koplik's spots, an eruption on the buccal mucous membranes (Fig. 185-1). Figure 185-1
Koplik's spots, which manifest as white or bluish lesions with an erythematous halo on the buccal mucosa, usually occur in the first 2 days of measles symptoms and may briefly overlap the measles exanthem. T
Scarcely one half of the children of our country continue in school much beyond the fifth grade. It is
important, therefore, that so far as possible the knowledge which has most to do with human welfare should
be presented in the early years of school life.
Fisher, Metchnikoff, Sedgwick, and others have shown that the health of a people influences the prosperity
and happiness of a nation more than any other one thing. The highest patriotism is therefore the conservation
Children also need to know that Parkinson’s is not
contagious. They can’t catch it like they can get a cold
or the chicken pox. Older children also may be worried
that, since they’re related to you, they will contract the
disease themselves eventually. But with today’s
research leading in the direction of predisposition
combined with environmental factors, you can com-
fortably reassure them that is not likely to happen.
As unlikely as it sounds to an adult, young children
may need to be told that it’s not their fault a parent
Tuberculosis remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in low-resource countries.
One contagious patient can infect 10 to 20 contacts in these settings. Delays in diagnosing TB therefore contribute
to the spread of the disease and sustain the epidemic.
Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess delays in diagnosing tuberculosis and the factors associated with
these delays in the public hospitals in Moundou and Ndjamena, Chad.