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Words Related to Health and Sickness - Infectious Diseases

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yellow fever
[noun]
a tropical viral disease, characterized by fever, muscle pain, etc. which consequently leads to jaundice and potential death, transmitted by infected mosquitoes
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tetanus
[noun]
a severe infectious disease marked by painful muscle contractions, particularly that of the jaw, as a result of bacteria invading the body through cuts or wounds
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swine flu
[noun]
a potentially fatal disease passed between humans that is caused by an influenza strain similar to swine flu in pigs
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smallpox
[noun]
an acute infectious disease characterized by fever and skin eruption, usually leaving permanent scars
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scrapie
[noun]
an infectious and often fatal disease that mainly affects the nervous system of sheep
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SARS
[noun]
a viral illness that primarily affects the respiratory system, causing symptoms such as fever, coughing, and breathing difficulties, and it can lead to severe illness and even death
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SARS-CoV-2
[noun]
severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, a variation of coronavirus that was first reported back in 2019
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pneumonia
[noun]
the infection and inflammation of air sacs in one's lungs, usually caused by a bacterial infection that makes breathing difficult
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plague
[noun]
a dangerous disease spread by rats that causes fever and swellings, often kills if infected
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pertussis
[noun]
a contagious respiratory disease often characterized by violent coughs and breathing difficulties
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meningitis
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a serious infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the thin protective tissue that covers the brain and spinal cord, causing intense headaches and high temperature
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measles
[noun]
a contagious disease that causes high fever and small red spots on the body, common in children
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croup
[noun]
a common respiratory infection in children that causes swelling around the vocal cords
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corona
[noun]
an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus
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Covid-19
[noun]
an infectious disease caused by a type of virus called coronavirus that causes fever, tiredness, a cough, etc., and in some cases can kill, originated in China and later became a pandemic
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common cold
[noun]
a viral infectious disease that primarily affects the upper respiratory tract and can be caused by several different types of viruses
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cholera
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a potentially fatal illness that is acquired from consumption of water or food contaminated with particular bacteria, causing diarrhea and vomiting
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chickenpox
[noun]
a contagious disease that causes a mild fever and an itchy rash with blisters, primarily affects children
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long Covid
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a medical condition wherein people continue to experience COVID-19 symptoms for weeks or months after they begin to recover
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leprosy
[noun]
a chronic infectious disease caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae that can affect the nerves, skin, eyes, and lining of the nose
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rubella
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a contagious viral illness, often occurring in children, that causes a red rash on the body as well as symptoms like fever, sore throat, and eye redness
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gastric flu
[noun]
an intestinal infection‌ that often causes watery diarrhea, inflammation, nausea, vomiting, or fever
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paratyphoid fever
[noun]
any of a variety of infectious intestinal diseases resembling typhoid fever
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ebola
[noun]
a potentially fatal disease that causes problems with how one's blood clots
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tonsillitis
[noun]
an infection or inflammation of the tonsils
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mumps
[noun]
an infectious viral disease characterized by fever and the painful swelling of the neck
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diphtheria
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a chronic infection caused by a gram-positive bacterium and characterized by the formation of a false membrane in the air passages, particularly those of the throat
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influenza
[noun]
an infectious disease caused by a type of virus that attacks the nose, lungs, and throat
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avian flu
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a type of influenza virus that rapidly spreads among birds and in rare cases, it can affect humans as well
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giardiasis
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infection of the intestines with protozoa found in contaminated food and water; characterized by diarrhea and nausea and flatulence and abdominal discomfort
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infectious mononucleosis
[noun]
an acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; some believe it can be transmitted by kissing
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malaria
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a potentially fatal disease normally transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito
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toxic shock syndrome
[noun]
syndrome resulting from a serious acute (sometimes fatal) infection associated with the presence of staphylococcus; characterized by fever and diarrhea and nausea and diffuse erythema and shock; occurs especially in menstruating women using highly absorbent tampons
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typhoid
[noun]
a serious and potentially life-threatening disease marked by high fever, diarrhea, and red spots that appear on the chest and abdomen
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tuberculosis
[noun]
a potentially severe bacterial disease that primarily affects the lungs and causes swellings to appear on them or other parts of the body
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bubonic plague
[noun]
the most common form of the plague in humans; characterized by chills, prostration, delirium and the formation of buboes in the armpits and groin; does not spread from person to person
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cytomegalovirus
[noun]
any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects; can affect humans with impaired immunological systems
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epstein-barr virus
[noun]
the herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis; associated with specific cancers in Africa and China
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legionnaires' disease
[noun]
acute (sometimes fatal) lobar pneumonia caused by bacteria of a kind first recognized after an outbreak of the disease at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia in 1976; characterized by fever and muscle and chest pain and headache and chills and a dry cough
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leptospirosis
[noun]
an infectious disease cause by leptospira and transmitted to humans from domestic animals; characterized by jaundice and fever
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scarlet fever
[noun]
an acute communicable disease (usually in children) characterized by fever and a red rash
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scrofula
[noun]
a form of tuberculosis characterized by swellings of the lymphatic glands
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typhus
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a potentially fatal disease characterized by high temperature and appearance of purple marks on the body
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weil's disease
[noun]
a severe form of leptospirosis in human beings
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yaws
[noun]
an infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stages; marked by red skin eruptions and ulcerating lesions
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anthrax
[noun]
a serious bacterial disease of warm-blooded animals, particularly cattle and sheep, that can be transmitted to people by contaminated wool, raw meat, or other animal products
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toxoplasmosis
[noun]
a parasitic disease that mainly affects unborn children and is mostly transmitted through undercooked meat, soil, or cat feces
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dengue fever
[noun]
an infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints
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rocky mountain spotted fever
[noun]
caused by rickettsial bacteria and transmitted by wood ticks
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west nile virus
[noun]
the flavivirus that causes West Nile encephalitis
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