About Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are illnesses that are caused by living organisms getting into the body, usually bacteria, fungi, viruses, or parasites. They are distinct from other diseases, like cancer or diabetes, that are not caused by living organisms getting into the body.

Most organisms in the human body are harmless, and some (like gut bacteria) serve a useful purpose. Sometimes, though, those organisms can cause adverse effects to the host organism (the person), and that can lead to disease and even death. They can be spread by direct contact (hugging and kissing), indirect contact (door knobs, table surfaces), insect bites (especially mosquitos and ticks), and contaminated food (either unwashed food or uncooked/undercooked foods).

The symptoms of infection with an infectious disease can vary depending on what the infection is, but most of them come with a fever and fatigue. You might also experience diarrhea, muscle aches, and coughing. If you’ve been bitten by an animal, have trouble breathing, have been coughing for more than a week, have been experiencing a long fever or a fever that is paired with a severe headache, have vision problems that come up out of nowhere, or have a rash or swelling of a part of your body, you need to see a doctor as soon as possible.

Sometimes, special equipment is needed to treat infectious diseases. These machines are usually electrical and need a good power source. Because they draw so much power, they also need up-to-date wiring. The best solution is to call in an electrician like Electrician Buffalo NY to check and fix any wiring issues.