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|Invasive Pneumococcal Disease||
Invasive pneumococcal disease is a sudden and serious illness caused by a bacteria called streptococcus pneumonia.
|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.
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.
|Infection Prevention: Tips to Avoid Getting Sick||
Follow these tips to help avoid getting sick!
Tanning can cause cancer. Sun lamps or tanning beds, just like the sun, give off ultraviolet radiation (UVR), a cancer-causing substance that causes harm to the eyes, early aging of the skin, wrinkling, and skin cancer.
Impetigo is a highly contagious skin infection caused by bacteria called group A streptococcal (strep) or Staphylococcus aureus (staph). The infection happens when the bacteria get into scrapes and insect bites.