Gallstones (cholelithiasis) – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

When you eat some real fatty foods, like say some delicious french fries, they make their way to through the stomach and into the small intestine. At this point they aren’t really french fries anymore, but since they’re high in fat, they’re still a little more difficult to absorb, and that’s where your gallbladder comes…

Mumps – symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Mumps is a disease caused by the mumps virus, which is a member of the paramyxoviridae family. This is actually a large family of viruses which includes measles virus and parainfluenza viruses, and all of these tend to affect children the most. Mumps only affects humans and and is spread by tiny respiratory droplets that…

Tuberculosis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

It’s estimated that about two billion people worldwide are infected with mycobacterium tuberculosis, often just shortened to tuberculosis or simply ‘TB’. Two billion is a ton of people, but even though they’re infected, that doesn’t mean all those people have symptoms, the vast majority, about 90-95%, aren’t even aware they’re infected. And this is because…

West Nile Virus Prevention

all right Thank You Audra earlier this week we reported on the first confirmed human case of West Nile in Douglas County health officials told us they've seen infected mosquitoes in a number of test groups at monitoring sites in the Metro so how can we protect ourselves this summer three Nile reporter Corrine had…

Could Ebola become airborne?

when the topic of Ebola virus disease comes up there's a lot of fear which is completely understandable as this is a dangerous disease that is readily transmissible but quite often people jump from the actual serious threat of spread by direct contact to hypothetical scenarios could the Ebola virus mutate transforming into a virus…

TB pathogenesis | Infectious diseases | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

Charles Prober: Hi, I'm Charles Prober. Morgan Theis: I'm Morgan Theis. Charles Prover: Todaywe're going to talk about the pathophysiology of tuberculosis, that is how tuberculosismakes people sick. In this cartoon, thereis an infected individual shown on the left. That person is coughing or sneezing, and all those little small white dots are particles coming…

Rubella Infection and its Prevention

do you know about the danger of rubella rubella is an acute contagious virus it is easily spread when an infected person cuffs our sneezes symptoms of rubella include rash low-grade fever and swollen glands rubella affects both children and adults but it has a devastating impact in fetus during pregnancy rubella infection in first…