Conditions list medically reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA
Common colds and influenza are contagious infections that affect the respiratory system. Both are airborne illnesses, spread through coughing and sneezing. Shared…
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.
Poliomyelitis, or polio, is a highly contagious disease that is caused by a virus that attacks the body's nervous system.
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.
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.
Ebola disease is a rare, often fatal illness. One of its late-stage symptoms is a bleeding rash over the entire body.
Learn about the causes and symptoms of the West Nile virus.
Hepatitis A is inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus. This is an acute (short-term) type of hepatitis, which usually requires no treatment.
Dengue fever is a disease that affects much of the tropical region and is caused by one of four dengue viruses. A skin rash between two and five days after the initial…
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