Infectious Disease Center

Necrotizing Fasciitis (Flesh-Eating Disease or Flesh-Eating Bacterial Infection)

Necrotizing fasciitis is a rapidly spreading infection that may be caused by a variety of flesh-eating bacteria. The spread of the infection can be so fast that the infection becomes difficult to stop even with both antimicrobial drugs and surgery.

Spider Pictures Slideshow

Watch and learn about black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders as their characteristics, dangers, and bite results are compared.


It's the MRSA Quiz! For the carriers among us, you'd be surprised that the infectious superbug is lurking on this body part. Take the quiz and learn how to keep this Staph infection at bay.


Read about mono treatment, symptoms, signs, risks, and diagnosis. "The kissing disease" is a contagious sickness caused by the Epstein Barr virus, which is transmitted in saliva.

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Scabies Slideshow

Watch this slideshow to get the facts on scabies (itch mite) causes, signs and symptoms. Learn what scabies looks like and how to treat it.

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UTI Quiz

Do you know the symptoms, signs, and causes of urinary tract infection in adults? Test your knowledge of UTIs and learn how to prevent them.

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A - Z List of Infectious Disease Topics

Alphabetized listing of articles related to Infections and Infectious Disease