Sunday, July 23, 2017

Disease of the Week: Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever

Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever is a viral disease native to Africa that causes severe bleeding, organ failure and sometimes death. It is caused by the Marburg virus, which is found on animal hosts and passed...

Disease of the Week: Neurocysticercosis

Neurocysticercosis is a parasitic disease in the central nervous system that causes cysts containing parasitic larvae of the pork tapeworm to form in the brain, which affect neural functions, cause seizures, and can be...

Disease of the Week: Rippling Muscle Disease

Rippling muscle disease is a condition characterized by unusual sensitivity of the muscles to movement and pressure. The disease is an autosomal dominant disorder, meaning one copy of the altered gene that codes for...