sábado, 23 de julio de 2016

Disease of the Week | Disease of the Week | CDC

Disease of the Week | Disease of the Week | CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC twenty four seven. Saving Lives, Protecting People


 Large group of peopleSevere Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is a respiratory illness that affected many people worldwide in 2003. It was caused by a coronavirus, called SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV). SARS was first reported in Asia in February 2003. The illness spread to 29 countries, where 8,096 people got SARS and 774 of them died. The SARS global outbreak was contained in July 2003. Since 2004, there have not been any known cases of SARS reported anywhere in the world.


 Large familyShingles, also called herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus. You can get shingles at any age, but it’s more common in older adults. Shingles vaccine protects against shingles and the long-term pain that it can cause.

Sickle Cell Disease

 Group of teenagersIn people with sickle cell disease, red blood cells become hard, sticky, and shaped like a C. The sickle cells die early, leaving a shortage of red blood cells (anemia). They also clog blood vessels, causing pain and other serious problems.

Skin Cancer

 Father applying sunscreen to daughters faceSkin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types (basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas) are highly curable, but the third (melanoma) is more dangerous. Know the risks and protect yourself.

Strep Throat

 Doctor examining girls throatSore throats can be mild or severe. How do you know when it’s strep throat? How should you treat it? Your doctor can do a quick test and provide proper treatment for a quick recovery.


 Group of diverse adultsStroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the US. A stroke occurs when a clot blocks the blood supply to part of the brain or when a blood vessel in or around the brain bursts. In either case, parts of the brain become damaged or die. Stroke can affect your senses, speech, behavior, thoughts, memory, and emotions. One side of your body may become paralyzed or weak.

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