Monkeypox is a viral infection best known for the pus-filled blisters that appear initially on the face and then spread to the rest of the body.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can happen anywhere along the urinary tract—from the kidneys, to the bladder, to the urethra. In conversation, the term UTI is often used to refer to a bladder infection.
Despite having many age-old names, such as coccidioidomycosis, desert fever, cocci, San Joaquin Valley fever, California fever, and desert rheumatism, Valley fever is a modern-day reality that has been on the rise in the United States in the last two decades.
More than three million cases of pneumonia are diagnosed each year in the U.S. About one million of those cases need to be treated in the hospital, and around 50,000 cases become fatal.
About 31 million Americans are affected by a sinus infection each year. Microorganisms, like viruses, bacteria, or fungus, can take over one or more sinuses and trigger a sinus infection, also known as “sinusitis.”
People in the U.S. suffer from more than one billion colds a year, and there were about 40 million flu illnesses during last year’s U.S. flu season alone. Can you tell the difference between a cold and the flu?
Food poisoning affects nearly 50 million people annually. While most cases resolve without the intervention of a healthcare provider, food poisoning can be serious – the CDC estimates that each year 128,000 people are hospitalized and 3,000 people die from food poisoning.
Did you know appendicitis is one of the most common causes of abdominal pain leading to emergency surgery in adults? It’s also the most common reason for emergency abdominal surgery in children. People can have appendicitis at any age, but it is more common in teenagers and adults in their 20s.