Items Tagged ‘Infectious Diseases’

March 2, 2016

Zika Virus Linked to Temporary Paralysis, New Study Suggests – What You Need to Know

By Rebecca McRoberts Rebecca McRoberts

You’ve definitely heard of it…but how much do you really know about the Zika virus? Well, it’s spread by Aedes mosquitos, the most common symptoms are fever, rash and joint pain—and now, it’s been linked to Guillian-Barre syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes temporary paralysis. While there’s no known cure for the syndrome, Mayo Clinic […]

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February 9, 2016

Mayo Clinic Researchers Find New Lyme Disease Bacteria

By Tameka Davis Tameka Davis

Just in time for tick season, Mayo Clinic researchers found a new bacteria that causes Lyme disease in the Midwest. Named after the Mayo Clinic founders, Borrelia mayonii causes slightly different symptoms than Borrelia burgdorferi the other Lyme disease causing bacteria. If you get tested for Lyme disease current tests will pick up both bacteria […]

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January 22, 2016

The best defense is a strong offense

By Rebecca McRoberts Rebecca McRoberts

Winter sniffles and cough you can’t kick? Could be a sign of something more serious than a cold! Pneumonia is a serious lung infection with symptoms just like the common cold. The good news is, it can be prevented with vaccinations and healthy habits.  

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January 11, 2016

Spread the word – not the germs!

By Tameka Davis Tameka Davis

Don’t be that coworker who infects the entire office. Think about others this cold and flu season and keep your germs to yourself. Save the warm hugs for when you’re well 🙂

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