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Infection

An infection occurs when a microorganism enters a person’s body and causes harm.

The microorganism uses that person’s body to sustain itself, reproduce, and colonize. These infectious microscopic organisms are known as pathogens, and they can multiply quickly. Examples of pathogens include:

  • bacteria
  • viruses
  • fungi
  • They can spread in several different ways, including through:
  • skin contact
  • the transfer of bodily fluids
  • contact with feces
  • ingesting contaminated food or water
  • inhaling airborne particles or droplets
  • touching an object that a person carrying the pathogen has also touched

Causes

The cause of an infection is whichever type of organism has entered the body. A specific virus, for example, will be the cause of a viral infection.

The effects of an infection, such as swelling or a runny nose, occur due to the immune system’s attempt to get rid of the invading organism.

A wound fills with pus, for example, when white blood cells rush to the site of an injury to combat foreign bacteria.

 

Symptoms

The symptoms of an infection depend on the organism responsible, as well as the site of the infection.

Viruses target specific cells, such as those in the genitals or upper respiratory tract. The rabies virus, for example, targets the nervous system. Some viruses target skin cells, causing warts.

Others target a wider range of cells, leading to several symptoms. A flu virus can cause a runny nose, muscle aches, and an upset stomach.

A person with a bacterial infection will often experience redness, heat, swelling, fever, and pain at the site of infection, as well as swollen lymph glands.

A rash can indicate a fungal infection of the skin. However, viruses and bacteria may also cause skin conditions and rashes.

Common symptoms of prion diseases include rapid onset of brain damage, memory loss, and cognitive difficulties. They can also trigger the buildup of plaque in the brain, causing this organ to waste away.

Prevention

There is no single method for preventing all infectious diseases. However, people should take the following steps to reduce the risk of transmission:

Wash the hands often, especially before and after preparing food and after using the bathroom.

Clean surface areas and avoid keeping perishable food at room temperature for too long while preparing a meal.

Receive any recommended vaccinations and keep them up to date.

Only take antibiotics with a prescription and be sure to complete the recommended course, even if symptoms improve at an earlier stage.

Disinfect rooms that may have high concentrations of bacteria, such as the kitchen and bathroom.

Reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by receiving regular STI checks, using condoms, or abstaining altogether.

Avoid sharing personal items, such as toothbrushes, combs, razor blades, drinking glasses, and kitchen utensils.

Follow a doctor’s advice about traveling or working while living with an infectious disease, as doing so could pass the infection to others.

Following an active lifestyle and eating a nutritionally balanced diet can help keep the immune system strong and prime the body’s defenses against different types of infection.

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Infection

An infection occurs when a microorganism enters a person’s body and causes harm.

The microorganism uses that person’s body to sustain itself, reproduce, and colonize. These infectious microscopic organisms are known as pathogens, and they can multiply quickly. Examples of pathogens include:

  • bacteria
  • viruses
  • fungi
  • They can spread in several different ways, including through:
  • skin contact
  • the transfer of bodily fluids
  • contact with feces
  • ingesting contaminated food or water
  • inhaling airborne particles or droplets
  • touching an object that a person carrying the pathogen has also touched

The cause of an infection is whichever type of organism has entered the body. A specific virus, for example, will be the cause of a viral infection.

The effects of an infection, such as swelling or a runny nose, occur due to the immune system’s attempt to get rid of the invading organism.

A wound fills with pus, for example, when white blood cells rush to the site of an injury to combat foreign bacteria.

 

The symptoms of an infection depend on the organism responsible, as well as the site of the infection.

Viruses target specific cells, such as those in the genitals or upper respiratory tract. The rabies virus, for example, targets the nervous system. Some viruses target skin cells, causing warts.

Others target a wider range of cells, leading to several symptoms. A flu virus can cause a runny nose, muscle aches, and an upset stomach.

A person with a bacterial infection will often experience redness, heat, swelling, fever, and pain at the site of infection, as well as swollen lymph glands.

A rash can indicate a fungal infection of the skin. However, viruses and bacteria may also cause skin conditions and rashes.

Common symptoms of prion diseases include rapid onset of brain damage, memory loss, and cognitive difficulties. They can also trigger the buildup of plaque in the brain, causing this organ to waste away.

There is no single method for preventing all infectious diseases. However, people should take the following steps to reduce the risk of transmission:

Wash the hands often, especially before and after preparing food and after using the bathroom.

Clean surface areas and avoid keeping perishable food at room temperature for too long while preparing a meal.

Receive any recommended vaccinations and keep them up to date.

Only take antibiotics with a prescription and be sure to complete the recommended course, even if symptoms improve at an earlier stage.

Disinfect rooms that may have high concentrations of bacteria, such as the kitchen and bathroom.

Reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by receiving regular STI checks, using condoms, or abstaining altogether.

Avoid sharing personal items, such as toothbrushes, combs, razor blades, drinking glasses, and kitchen utensils.

Follow a doctor’s advice about traveling or working while living with an infectious disease, as doing so could pass the infection to others.

Following an active lifestyle and eating a nutritionally balanced diet can help keep the immune system strong and prime the body’s defenses against different types of infection.

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