VIRUSES / PARASITES

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RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS ( RSV )
"Severe Cold"

Damages Mucus Membranes

Respiratory Tract Infection : common leads to a lot of hospitalizations of children/elderly

Spread: Respiratory Secretions/Contaminated hands/ Objects

Cause: Respiratory Probs, Bronchiolitis, Pneumonia.

*Wash hands when around children, Kissing babies can spread.

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POLIOMYELITIS: Polio Virus

*Summer months (Swimming Pools)
*TYPE 1(Most common)& TYPE 3(Low risk)
*BOTH HIGHLY INFECTIOUS
*SPREADS: Fecal-oral, Direct Contact with person/mucus
*NONINVASIVE (Mild symptoms):ST, Vomiting, Fever
*INVASIVE/Spread to blood: Spreads to CNS destroying motor neurons, effects nerves

*CAUSE: Muscle Stiffness and spasms, Paralysis, osteoporosis, Respiratory failure/Pneumonia

SPINAL POLIO- Spine,
BULBAR POLIO-brainstem,
BULBOSPINAL- Spine and Brainstem

*Vaccine Available

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MUMPS: Mumps Virus
CHIPMONK FACE

Inflammation of salivary glands (Parotid Glands)Can affect-Less likely: CNS, Testes, pancreas, ovaries

*HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS
*Respiratory: Droplets/Airborne/Fomites.
Shed in Urine

Complications: Ear Pain/Deafness, Encephalitis,
Orchitis (Inflammation of testes), Meningitis

*MMR VACCINE**

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YELLOW FEVER: Yellow Fever Virus
(JAUNDICE)

*Female Mosquito SALIVA(Mosquito Aedes Aegypti)

*Symptoms: Fever, chills, headache, nausea, vomiting
*Severe: Liver Damage (Jaundice, bleeding of the eyes and mouth, vomiting blood)

*Vaccine available for travelers