Health Topics for the letter "I"
|Infection Prevention: Tips to Avoid Getting Sick||
Follow these tips to help avoid getting sick!
Influenza (the flu) is a respiratory infection caused by the influenza virus. The flu season (when most people get sick with the flu) often begins in late fall.
|Invasive Meningococcal Disease||
Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) is a serious infection caused by the bacteria, Neisseria meningitidis. Up to 10% of the population carry the bacteria at the back of their throat or nose without ever getting sick. In rare cases, IMD can cause an infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) and/or an infection of the bloodstream (septicemia).
|Invasive Pneumococcal Disease||
Invasive pneumococcal disease is a sudden and serious illness caused by a bacteria called streptococcus pneumonia.