Flashcards in Infectious Diseases Deck (21):
Is one of the blood-borne pathogens that is more likely to be contracted by a health care worker.
RNA virus transmitted through contact with body fluids, feces, and ingestion of contaminated food and drinking water.
Between transmission and appearance of symptoms is 6 weeks to 6 months.
Viral infection affecting the liver prevalent among people who use intravenous drugs.
Have to have Hep B to get this?
HDV (Hepatitis D)
Spread through contaminated food and drinking water.
HEV (Hepatitis E)
Transmitted through skin wounds and is prevalent in IV drug users.
HGV (Hepatitis G)
Chronic and serious condition of the liver precipitated by extreme alcohol intake. Women more susceptible.
Most common congenital virus infection in the US. Transmitted through sexual contact, direct contact with blood products, or close personal contact in day-care centers.
Sexually transmitted bacterial disease.
When the spinal cord becomes infected from Syphilis.
Late stage of Syphilis.
RNA viruses transmitted by contact with infected rodents or with rodent urine/feces.
Incubation period 1-5 weeks.
Bacteria caused illness transmitted through tick bites.
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Acute viral infection affecting humans.
Development of gradual or sudden onset of progressive new muscle weakness and muscle fatigue originally affected by the disease.
Viral, infectious disease, transmitted through droplets. Can cause fetal defects if contracted during pregancy.
Rubella (German Measles)
Inflammation of the meninges of the brain and spinal cord. Most commonly occurs in children and young adults under 30. Caused by fungi, bacterial, brain tumors, or drug allergies.
_____ meningitis is not a serious illness and resolves within 2 weeks.