Persons with infectious diseases experience discomfort in various parts of their body prior to the escalation of the infection.
We’ve gotten accustomed to hearing infections and diseases and their variants but what exactly is an Infectious disease?
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Infection can simply be said to be an invasion and growth of germs (germs are fungi, virus, bacteria, yeast or other micro-organisms) in the body.
Infection can also begin at a particular part of the body and tend to spread all over if immediate care isn’t taken. In some cases, cause abnormalities in the body.
Diseases are basically reactions in human body or plant that causes disorder in functioning of the body system.
Now, infectious diseases are disorders or reactions such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites passed from person to person, contaminated foods and drinks, insects or other animals.
People generally don’t know where to look for pain or the source of discomfort when suffering from infection or infectious diseases.
Although the signs and symptoms depends on the organism causing the infection, but here are the signs to look out for:
*Coughing and it goes on
The causes of infectious diseases can also be termed as types of infectious diseases and they are:
-Bacteria (e.g. Strep throat, Whooping cough, Sexually transmitted diseases like Staphylococcus aureus(although, staph can’t be said to be an STI), gonorrhea etc)
-Fungi (e.g. Ringworm and Yeast)
-Viruses (e.g. Common cold and Hepatitis)
-Parasites (e.g. Hookworms and Malaria)
Infectious diseases can be contacted directly;
From person to person such as measles, chickenpox
From animal to person such as
From mother to unborn child such HIV aids, Jaundice, Hepatitis
Through kissing or sexual intercourse
From bugs or animal bites
Exposure to highly infected areas
Fever, coughs, fatigue, congestion, chills, muscle aches, headaches, gastrointestinal symptoms (diarrhea, vomiting, nausea) are often tagged as indicators that a person has contacted an infectious disease.
Cure for Infectious Diseases.
Cure for an infectious depends on the type of infection a patient is suffering from but it can be managed or suppressed or treated using medications or antibiotics prescribed by health care expert /provider.