Infectious Diseases

Influenza

The annual number of influenza-associated deaths in the United States has consistently ranged from 3349 to 48,614 over the last 40 years. Among adults, increased rates of morbidity and mortality are associated with advanced age and with underlying comorbidities…

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Tuberculosis

Today, estimated two billion people – about one-third of the world population – are estimated to be infected with M. tuberculosis. The global incidence of tuberculosis (TB) peaked in 2003 and appears to be slowly declining.

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HIV

Throughout its existence, the global HIV epidemic has dramatically changed since first recognized in 1981. The epidemic has become global, reaching every country and nearly all populations throughout the world.

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Chagas Disease

Chagas disease stems from an infection with the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, principally transmitted by triatomine bugs. Poor housing conditions are a primary…

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Lyme Disease

The incidence of Lyme disease has steadily risen in the United States since its discovery. The incidence in some regions of Europe is believed to be increasing as well…

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Hepatitis C

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates the overall incidence of Hepatitis C in the United States is 0.3 per 100,000…

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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)

There is a strong association between HL and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). EBV is a ubiquitous herpesvirus that is transmitted mainly via saliva between susceptible persons and asymptomatic EBV shedders.

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Dengue Fever

A. aegypti and dengue viruses are endemic in many countries throughout the world. The risk for exposure to A. aegypti is often higher in urban areas. Many tourist facilities present a lower risk …

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