Conditions list medically reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA
Food poisoning occurs when you consume foods contaminated with bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Symptoms are usually uncomfortable but not severe.
Giardiasis is an infection in your small intestine caused by microscopic parasites called giardia. Read on to learn more about it.
Swine flu, or H1N1, is highly contagious and can spread quickly from person to person. A simple sneeze may cause thousands of germs to spread through the air.
Premenstrual syndrome causes a wide variety of emotional and physical symptoms. Learn more about it.
Shigellosis is a bacterial infection that affects the digestive system. The Shigella bacterium is spread through contact with contaminated feces.
Learn about what causes allergies, the different types of allergies, and how they're treated.
Menstruation occurs when the uterus sheds its lining once a month. The lining passes through a small opening in the cervix and out through the vaginal canal.
The recommended amount of caffeine is usually 400 mg per day for healthy adults. Caffeine overdose may occur if you ingest more than this amount.
Toxic shock syndrome is a rare but serious condition caused by a bacterial infection. Read more about its causes and symptoms and when to see a doctor.
Anthrax is a serious illness caused by a microbe called Bacillus anthracis that lives in soil. Read about the symptoms of anthrax.
Ebola disease is a rare, often fatal illness. One of its late-stage symptoms is a bleeding rash over the entire body.
Weil's disease is a severe form of the bacterial infection leptospirosis. Learn how to lower your risk of getting this potentially life-threatening illness.
Learn about the causes and symptoms of the West Nile virus.
Fifth disease is common in children. It causes a red rash on the arms, legs, and cheeks, and a virus called parvovirus B19 causes it.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a serious form of viral pneumonia. The virus that causes SARS was first identified in 2003.
Poliomyelitis, or polio, is a highly contagious disease that is caused by a virus that attacks the body's nervous system.
This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose. Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.