Infectious Disease

Infectious Disease:

Infectious diseases are caused by organisms such as viruses, bacteria, parasites, or fungi. They can also be passed on from person to person. Some can even be transmitted by bites from insects or animals. Others forms can be obtained by consuming contaminated food or water or other environmental contact. The signs and symptoms of infectious diseases can vary, but most commonly consist of fever and chills.


  • Fever
  • Decreased appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches


  • Antibiotics
  • Antivirals
  • Antifungals
  • Anti-parasitics

When Should One See a Physician?

  • Trouble breathing
  • Rash or swelling
  • Fever lasting more than a week
  • Headache with fever or seizures with fever
  • Been bitten by an animal
  • Coughing for over a week


  • Keep your hands clean
  • Get vaccinated
  • Don’t share personal items
  • Prepare food safely
  • Stay home
Infectious Disease