GIARDIASIS Alternative names: Giardia infection; Traveler's diarrhea; Giardia lamblia; G Lamblia What is it? Intestinal infection caused by a one-celled protozoan restricted to the small intestine and biliary tract. This parasite presents in the trophozoites form, which are active forms living and reproducing themselves in the host, and in the cyst form – the parasite's… Continuar lendo GIARDIASIS


LEPTOSPIROSIS   Jae En Chung, M.D., Infectology Specialist.   Alternative names: Canine typhus, Stuttgart disease. What is it? Infectious disease with involvement of several organs of the body, caused by bacteria called Leptospira. How is it acquired? Rodents are the main reservoirs of the disease. Bovine, ovine and caprine cattle act as carriers. Transmission occurs… Continuar lendo LEPTOSPIROSIS


TETANUS What is it? It is a severe infection caused by the toxin of a bacterium called clostridium that enters the organism through skin lesions such as wounds, scratches, animal bites. Tetanus is not a contagious disease. How does one acquire it? The bacterium is found in the feces of animals, or humans, deposited in… Continuar lendo TETANUS