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Table of Contents.
What You Need to Know about Germs.
1: Understanding Microbes.
2: Immunity: An Overview.
3: Immunodeficiency and Contagious Diseases.
4: Transmission of Contagious Disease.
5: Screening Internationally Adopted Children for Contagious Diseases.
6: Bioterrorism: Disease Used as a Weapon.
Viral Contagious Diseases.
8: Avian Flu.
9: Chickenpox (Varicella) and Shingles.
10: Common Colds.
12: Ebola Virus Disease.
13: Epstein-Barr Virus and Infectious Mononucleosis.
14: Fifth Disease (Parvovirus B19).
15: Genital Herpes.
17: Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease.
18: Hepatitis: A through E and Beyond.
19: Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.
20: Human Papillomavirus.
23: Viral Meningitis.
25: Nonpolio Enterovirus.
28: Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection.
31: Zika Virus.
Bacterial Contagious Diseases.
33: Chlamydia and Lymphogranuloma Venereum.
35: Clostridium Difficile Infection.
37: Hansen Disease (Leprosy).
38: Hib Disease.
40: Bacterial Meningitis.
41: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.
44: Staph Infections: Group A.
45: Streptococcal Infections: Group A.
46: Streptococcal Infections: Group B.
49: Typhoid Fever.
50: Vaginal and Reproductive Tract Infections.
51: Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci.
52: Whooping Cough.
Parasitic and Fungal Contagious Diseases.
56: Parasitic, Amebic, and Fungal Meningitis.
59: Tinea Infections.
Self-Treatment for Contagious Diseases.
61: Self-Care for Colds or Flu.
62: Sore Throat Care.
63: Fever: What You Can Do.
64: Mouth Sores: Causes and Care.
65: Over-the-Counter Medications.
66: Avoiding Drug Interactions.
67: Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Contagious Diseases.
Medical Diagnosis and Treatment of Contagious Diseases.
68: Diagnostic Tests for Contagious Diseases.
69: Prescription Medicines That Treat Contagious Diseases (Antibiotics, Antivirals, and Other Prescription Medicines).
70: Antiviral Drugs for Seasonal Flu.
71: Drug Resistance.
Preventing Contagious Diseases.
72: Handwashing Prevents the Spread of Germs.
73: Vaccines: What They Are and How They Work.
74: Vaccine Types and Ingredients.
75: Childhood Immunizations: Ten Vaccines for Fourteen Diseases.
76: Questions and Answers about Immunizations.
77: Facts about Adolescent Immunization.
78: Adult Immunization Recommendations.
79: Possible Side Effects from Vaccines.
80: Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.
81: Vaccination Records.
82: Vaccine Misinformation May Have Tragic Consequences.
83: What Would Happen If We Stopped Vaccinations?.
84: Preventing Transmission of Infections in Hospitals and Nursing Homes.
85: Legal Authorities for Isolation and Quarantine to Control the Spread of Contagious Diseases.
86: U.S. Nationally Notifiable Infectious Diseases: Protecting the Public Health.
87: Countering Bioterrorism and Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Additional Help and Information.
Glossary of Terms Related to Contagious Diseases.
Directory of Organizations with Information about Contagious Diseases.