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Wrap-up

You are now knowledgeable of the biology of viruses, bacteria, and parasites and their potential impact on human health. We have covered human defense mechanisms, and we have discussed ways to fight these intruders. Finally, we talked about the healthcare issues related to the Philippines. So, you are good to go and to take the […]

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Lesson 4. Health Problems in the Philippines

In the Philippines, the leading causes of death are diseases of the heart, diseases of the vascular system, pneumonia, malignant neoplasms/cancers, all forms of tuberculosis, COPD and allied conditions, diabetes mellitus, nephritis/nephritic syndrome, and other diseases of the respiratory system.  Most of these causes are related to lifestyle, such as smoking, alcohol usage, and nutritional

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Lesson 1. The Basics to Understand the World of Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are health conditions caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses, protozoa, archaea, or fungi. To understand infectious diseases, we first want to introduce you to the amazing realm of microbiology, which is about studying all microscopical tiny-living- organisms. In this course, we focus on some viruses, bacteria, and parasites, as these are the cause of

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