Dengue Fever Quick Facts | Know about Dengue Symptoms and Dengue Treatment

Quick read about dengue epidemic and how the dengue virus infection is caused by a single mosquito bite. All you need to know about dengue fever symptoms and dengue treatment guidelines.

Dengue Fever Quick Facts | Know about Dengue Symptoms and Dengue Treatment

Quick read about dengue epidemic and how the dengue virus infection is caused by a single mosquito bite. All you need to know about dengue fever symptoms and dengue treatment guidelines. A small mosquito is capable of taking the life of a human being. Yes, that is indeed true whether it is malaria, chikungunya, yellow […]

Sleeping Warm might keep Cold at Bay

Sleeping Warm might keep Cold at Bay

What is Common Cold? Common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract and affects everybody at any part of the year but more commonly in winter and rainy seasons. Who are affected with Common Cold? Children are more prone for common cold due to their low resistance and the infection spreads easily […]

Dengue – Causes, Types, Diagnosis and Treatment

Dengue – Causes, Types, Diagnosis and Treatment

Transmission and Causes of Dengue Fever: Dengue is a hemorrhagic fever transmitted by mosquitoes and it spreads rapidly and decreases the blood platelet number which in turn prevents blood clotting. Dengue fever is caused due to the virus injected into the body by the bite of a mosquito named – ‘aedes aegypti‘. This mosquito bites […]

HIV Infection – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

HIV Infection – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

HIV Infection, its First Occurrence and Transmission Human Immune deficiency Virus (HIV) is responsible to produce AIDS in human beings. The virus was first detected in certain primates in Africa. The virus was later transmitted through the monkey bites to Humans. In humans it is mostly transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse. Once entered into the body […]

Mumps : Symptoms and Treatment

Mumps : Symptoms and Treatment

What is meant by Mumps? Causes for Mumps: Mumps is the pain in the salivary glands mostly the parotid glands. Mumps is caused by a virus named Myxovirus Parotidis. Myxovirus Parotidis is a RNA virus, that means it consists of only RNA and proteins. DNA is not present in that virus. In whom Mumps is Common? […]

Warts – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Warts – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

What are warts? Warts are small out growths on the skin caused by a virus Human Papilloma Virus (H.P.V). It has several strains up to about 40 each having a specificity of the body part to grow. For example the virus strain producing warts on the body parts like neck, hands and face is different […]

Human Immuno Deficiency Virus (HIV) – Laboratory Diagnosis

Human Immuno Deficiency Virus (HIV) – Laboratory Diagnosis

Posted under Category : Health Fundas HIV can be diagnosed in laboratory by two methods: Enzyme Immuno Assay (EIA): This method is used to detect the HIV antibodies. A positive EIA have to be confirmed by methods like Western blot technique or Immuno fluorescence Assay (IFA) for the detection of specific HIV proteins. p24 is […]

Hantavirus : Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Diagnosis and Prevention

What is Hantavirus Disease? Hantavirus is a life threatening disease that spreads to humans through rodents. These are the negative sense RNA viruses belonging to the Bunyaviridae family. Causes of Hantavirus: Humans can be infected with hantavirus through rodent bites, urine, saliva or contact with the rodent contaminated waste products. The main carrier of the […]