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Awareness that unseen life-threatening injuries or illness may exist

Index of suspicion

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Virus caused by human herpesviruses 1 and 2, characterized by small blisters whose location depends on the type of virus. Type 2 results in blisters on the genital area, while type 1 results in blisters in nongenital areas

Herpes simplex

2

Life threats that require EMS attention because of illnesses or conditions not caused by an outside force

Medical emergencies

3

An inflammation of the meningeal coverings of the brain and spinal cord; it is usually caused by a virus or a bacterium

Meningitis

4

The general type of illness a patient is experiencing

Nature of illness (NOI)

5

Potentially life-threatening viral infection that usually starts with flulike symptoms

SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome)

6

Injuries that are the result of physical forces applied to the body

Trauma Emergencies

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A chronic bacterial disease, caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, that usually affects the lungs but can also affect other organs such as the brain and kidneys

Tuberculosis

8

The strength or ability of a pathogen to produce disease

Virulence