Learn about Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases come in many forms and can affect just about anyone. You can educate yourself on infectious diseases; learn how they are transmitted and how to avoid them. One of the most important things you should do if you feel you might have contracted a contagious illness is to do your part to not infect others. Each infectious disease has its own ways of being transmitted. You will learn about some of those here. You will also see who is at risk for complications from infectious diseases.

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Influenza Comes in Many Strains

Influenza is commonly known as the flu. This type of infectious virus affects the respiratory system and comes in many strains that change often. Annual flu vaccinations can help protect you from the current strains.

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Who Can Get Athlete’s Foot?

Anyone can contract athlete’s foot and pass it on. Always allow your feet to dry well, get air and breathe. Athlete’s foot thrives in damp environments including clammy shoes and socks.