Infectious diseases

Lesson 4. Ethical Issues Surrounding Surveillance In Big data and Advanced Technologies

Surveillance and detection systems are what saved and alerted us that there are infectious disease that are endangering human lives. It relayed information to physicians and public health officials that there are emerging patterns for potential threats of a disease to be identified. The identification of diseases such as AIDS, West Nile, avian flu and

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Lesson 2. Immunization Against Infectious Diseases

The Asia-Pacific region encompass the 17 Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) eligible countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. They are producers of bacilli Calmette-Guerin, oral polio and measles vaccines for UNICEF. The value of vaccines range differently within individual countries from their perspectives of such acceptance of vaccines and additional demands

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Lesson 1. The Emergence of Infectious Diseases in South East Asia

The region of Southeast Asia is a boiling hotspot for emerging infectious diseases many of which have great potential to become a pandemic. These emerging infectious diseases have put a great strain and challenge to the public health and governance within these regions. The proliferation of these diseases has economic consequences, especially when not handled

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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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