Ten fun facts about Infections
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In 2002, the World Health Organization said that all infectious diseases killed 14.7 million people. That is down from 1993, which was 16.4 million.
Sometimes infections are referred to as contagious diseases since they are easily transmitted from a person through their secretions, like the flu.
Infections can usually be labeled by the organ that they are invading, like a urinary tract infection or a skin infection.
While the Spanish Flu killed 25-50 million people in 1918, the flu today kills anywhere from 250,000 to 500,000 people worldwide every year.Fact 5
While a viral infection can effect many different parts of the body, a bacterial infection usually effects one specific part of the body.Fact 6
The top three infectious diseases that killed people, in 2002, was HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis.Fact 7
The transmission of infections can occur in several ways, including orally, sexually, airborne and more.Fact 8
Several ways to help prevent infection are exercising, using condoms, never using illicit drugs and always washing your hands.Fact 9
There are four types of anti-infection drugs today: antibiotics, antivirals, anti-tubercular and anti-fungal.Fact 10
Through the writing of an Italian physician we were able to determine that infections became more popular in Europe during the Renaissance era. Go to more health facts ❯
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