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Hepatitis A in Tampa Bay

Hepatitis A in Tampa Bay

What is Hepatitis A? Hepatitis A is a highly contagious short-term liver infection caused by the Hepatitis A virus (CDC). While the infection attacks the liver, the virus does not cause any long-term liver damage. High-risk patients who are older or have underlying health problems are at risk for liver failure or death due Hepatitis A. By understanding how to…

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Tap Water & Travel – Is it Safe to Drink?

Tap Water & Travel – Is it Safe to Drink?

There are many things to consider when you travel abroad. Things like what clothes to pack, plane tickets, travel itineraries, hotel accommodations, and medications you will need. One of the biggest questions to consider when traveling outside of the United States is whether it is safe to drink the water upon arriving at your destination? Because nothing ruins a trip…

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What Does It Mean for a Disease to be Classified as an “Infectious Disease”?

What Does It Mean for a Disease to be Classified as an “Infectious Disease”?

An “Infectious disease” is a broad term that can cover a wide variety of conditions. From the common cold and flu to tuberculosis, syphilis, yellow fever and even the Black Plague. Infectious diseases have haunted humanity since before recorded history to the current COVID-19 pandemic that has recently infected more than 170 million people globally. Since it spans so many…

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