Infectious Disease Center

Influenza (Flu)

The flu is an infectious disease that causes symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, and chills. The annual flu vaccine can prevent most of the circulating influenza strains.

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.

Zika Virus

Read about Zika virus pregnancy risks, transmission, and symptoms. Zika virus seems to be tied to microcephaly. The CDC is warning pregnant women to avoid travel to areas with current Zika virus outbreaks.

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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