A-Z Health Topics lists public health information that's not found in other areas of our website. You'll find a wide variety of topics here, most of which include links to other websites where you can find even more information.

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Health Topics for the letter "A"

A (8) | B (6) | C (11) | D (1) | E (4) | F (3) | G (2) | H (14) | I (5) | L (4) | M (9) | N (1) | O (1) | P (6) | R (6) | S (8) | T (5) | U (1) | V (3) | W (2) | Y (2) | Z (1)
An alphabetical listing of Health Topics.
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Aedes albopictus mosquito

The Aedes albopictus mosquito is a tropical mosquito that is part of the Aedes species which is capable of transmitting Zika virus. Although this species of mosquito, also known as the Asian tiger mosquito, is capable of transmitting viruses including Zika, it is not the species that is responsible for the majority of human cases of Zika virus infection in the Caribbean, South America and Florida. That species is the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Amebiasis

Amebiasis is a disease caused by a one-celled parasite called Entamoeba histolytica.

Animal Bite

If you’re bitten or scratched by a domestic or wild animal, seek immediate medical attention and report the incident to us.

Anthrax

Anthrax is an infection caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis.

Asbestos

Asbestos is the name of a group of minerals that are shaped like long, thin fibres that were used to make products strong, long-lasting and fire-resistant.

Asian tiger mosquito

The Aedes albopictus mosquito is a tropical mosquito that is part of the Aedes species which is capable of transmitting Zika virus. Although this species of mosquito, also known as the Asian tiger mosquito, is capable of transmitting viruses including Zika, it is not the species that is responsible for the majority of human cases of Zika virus infection in the Caribbean, South America and Florida. That species is the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic (long-term) disease in which a person’s airways are inflamed, making it difficult to breathe. The airways become more inflamed when “triggers” are inhaled, which can cause them to produce more mucous and may also cause the muscles around the airway to tighten.

Asthma in the Classroom

The following information will provide an overview of key facts about asthma, and will outline helpful tips for managing students in the classroom with an asthma diagnosis.