virus

Mumps

Definition Mumps is a viral disease that causes painful swelling of the salivary glands, mainly the parotid glands located just below the ear along with fever, headache. The disease usually affects children, [Read More ...]

Smallpox

Definition Smallpox is a virus diseases which is highly contagious, disfiguring and often fatal. Fortunately following worldwide immunization campaigns this naturally-occurring disease has been eradicated. [Read More ...]

Influenza

Definition Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a viral infection caused by the influenza virus. It is also commonly referred to as the seasonal flu because it is more likely to occur during certain [Read More ...]

Polio

Definition Polio, short for poliomyelitis, is a highly contagious viral infection that affects nerves and may cause paralysis and respiratory distress. Although most of the polio cases do not present with any [Read More ...]

Smallpox

Definition Smallpox is a highly contagious disease which can cause severe symptoms along with disfiguring scars on the skin. The disease was common before the advent of the vaccine but has been eradicated. [Read More ...]
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