Posts Tagged ‘bacteria’

Coronavirus Gets Official Name, Seniors At Highest Risk

Coronavirus, a respiratory illness that has the entire world nervous and on-edge, officially got a new name this week. It is now officially known as COVID-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. government have declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency, and federal officials are warning Americans not to travel to China.…

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Sepsis In Senior Citizens: What It Is, How To Treat It

sepsis in senior citizens

Sepsis in senior citizens happens when the body battles an infection. It could be  be a urinary tract infection or even pneumonia. Your immune system releases chemicals into the bloodstream to fight the infection, and these chemicals can sometimes trigger additional inflammation in your body.   If left untreated, sepsis can lead to septic shock, a drastic drop in…

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Stomach Flu, What It Is, Why It Happens, How To Treat It

Stomach flu is not actually like the viral respiratory flu, which we are strongly advised to get vaccinated against every winter. But, it’s just as miserable, painful, and annoying.   Stomach flu causes diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. The only thing respiratory flu and stomach flu have in common is that they come from viruses. But,…

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Strep Throat Symptoms To Look For. What You Need To Know

Strep throat is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation and pain in the throat. This common condition is caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria. Strep throat can affect children and adults of all ages. However, it’s especially common in children between the ages of 5 and 15. Sneezing and coughing can spread the infection from one person to another.   Strep Throat…

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