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Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain
1. Cold and Flu Overview
Overview Colds (common colds) and the flu (influenza) are contagious infections that affect the respiratory system. Both are airborne illnesses, spread through coughing and sneezing. Colds typically are confined to th...
Symptoms:
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle pain
  • General weakness
2. Pneumonia
Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs. The infection may be caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. Pneumonia causes inflammation in your lung's air sacs, also referred to as alveoli. The alveoli fill with flui...
Symptoms:
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vomiting
3. Swine Flu
Swine flu, also known as the H1N1 virus, made headlines in 2009 when it was declared a pandemic (Dandagi & Byahatti, 2011). Pandemics are contagious diseases affecting people throughout the world or on multipl...
Symptoms:
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Diarrhea
4. The Atypical Facts About Atypical Pneumonia
Atypical pneumonia refers to pneumonia (a long infection) that is not caused by the bacteria that cause the "typical pneumonia." Typical pneumonia tends to be more serious than atypical pneumonia. This type of pneumoni...
Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abscess of chest wall
5. Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially fatal contagious disease that can affect almost any part of the body but is mainly an infection of the lungs.
Symptoms:
  • Coughing up blood
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of appetite
6. MRSA (Staph) Infection
MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) is a type of staphylococcus bacteria (staph) that is resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics. MRSA is contagious and can cause life-threatening infection. MRSA isn't foun...
Symptoms:
  • Groin lump
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Neck lump
7. Infectious Mononucleosis
Infectious mononucleosis, often called "mono," is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It typically occurs in teenagers, but you can get it at any age. The virus is spread through saliva, which is why some peopl...
Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unable to take deep breaths
8. Sarcoidosis
Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease where granulomas (clumps of immune cells, usually macrophages) form in various organs. This causes organ inflammation. Doctors believe that sarcoidosis may be caused by an abnorma...
Symptoms:
  • Stiff neck
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rash
9. Histoplasmosis
Histoplasmosis is a type of lung infection. It is caused by inhaling Histoplasma capsulatum fungal spores. Spores are found in soil and in the droppings of bats and birds. This fungus mainly grows in the central...
Symptoms:
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle pain
  • Malaise
10. Bird Flu
Bird flu, also called avian influenza, is a viral infection that can also infect humans and other animals. Most forms of the virus are restricted to birds only. H5N1 is also the most common form of bird flu. Not only i...

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