Archive for the ‘Infectious Diseases’ Category

How can you prevent infection with hepatitis C?

There is no vaccine for Hepatitis C Chronic hepatitis C is currently a major public health problem worldwide. Hepatitis C has been compared like a ” time bomb”. World Health Organization estimates that about 180 million people, ie 3% of world population is infected with hepatitis C and of these, 130 million are chronic carriers of hepatitis C virus with high risk of developing cirrhosis or liver cancer. Acute hepatitis C virus infection is asymptomatic in 8 of 10 cases – that person... 

Cold vs. Flu

Cold Once penetrated by nasal or laryngeal begins to multiply and state by sore throat, runny nose, cough. Your body starts to pay attention to the predilection – the temperature rise and fight for a week or two, after which everything returns to normal. The best way to treat a cold is a thru medication, bed rest, hot fluids and fruit juices. So-called cold medicines that removes only managed to ease symptoms without affecting the disease. Cold vaccine does not exist but you can try other means...