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Bacterial & Viral Infections

A to Z: Cat Scratch Disease

Cat scratch disease is an infection caused by the bacterium Bartonella henselae. It comes from a scratch or bite of an infected cat, usually a kitten.

A to Z: Otitis Media (Ear Infection)

Learn more about otitis media, an infection of the middle ear.

A to Z: Yeast Infection

See: Candidiasis.

Adenovirus

Adenoviruses can infect the lining of the eyes, airways and lungs, intestines, urinary tract, and nervous system. They're common causes of fever, coughs, sore throats, diarrhea, and pinkeye.

All About the Flu (Influenza)

Flu symptoms tend to come on quickly and are worse than the sneezing and stuffiness of a cold. The flu is very contagious. Find out what to do.

Antibiotics

Antibiotics are medicines that treat infections and other problems caused by bacteria. Here are the basics on what they can help with.

Babesiosis

Babesiosis is a rare illness that happens when tiny parasites infect red blood cells, usually after a bite from an infected tick.

Booster Shots

The immune protection from a vaccine can fade over time. Booster shots and additional doses can help. Here's how.

Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is a common illness of the respiratory tract caused by an infection that affects tiny airways. The best treatment for most kids with bronchiolitis is time to recover and plenty of fluids.

Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes. When a person has bronchitis, it may be harder for air to pass in and out of the lungs.