Infectious diseases, also known as communicable diseases, contagious diseases or transmissible diseases, are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi. The diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases of animals such as cats,dogs,cattles,goats,sheep,Rabbits etc that can cause disease when transmitted to humans and Humans may transmit to other humans.
In children and Adults, intestinal parasites remain a salient disease that escapes diagnosis so often. Very infrequently adults get treated for intestinal worms while most children only receive these medications during their immunization years. Intestinal worms may live within the bowels without causing alarm and yet pass their eggs regularly enhance cross infections during hand-shakes and hand-to-mouth food intake.
Kalson Medical Group Primary physicians urge and recommend individuals, families and their children to have stool examination thrice a year or pay attention to the signs that you or a family member has worms. Treatment is readily available at most hospitals and clinics of your choice. Click here for Signs of intestinal parasites
An infectious disease (ID) specialist is a doctor of internal medicine who is qualified as an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. Not everyone who has an infectious disease needs an infectious disease specialist. Generally, infections are initially diagnosed by primary care physicians or internal medicine doctors. Your primary care physician will determine if you have a need to see an ID specialist.
If you develop an illness that is rapidly developing or worsening faster with high fevers please seek medical attention at your nearest hospital or Clinic.
Always be aware of the animal vaccination status that you wish to play with or animals that you would like to take as pets for you own and your family’s health and safety.