Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are infections passed from one person to another through sexual contact. Sexually transmitted diseases can be caused by bacteria, yeast, viruses or parasites when you have unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the STD. Common symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases It is possible to contract a
Herpes is a group of viral diseases affecting the skin (often with blisters) or the nervous system. Many people who are infected do not show any symptoms or their symptoms are very mild, so they often don’t know they have the virus. The most common viruses are; Herpes zoster (shingles) – It is a reactivation
Herpes simplex is a virus causing contagious sores, most often around the mouth or on the genitals. It is a long term condition that can be managed by medication but has no cure. Once you are infected, you have the virus for the rest of your life. How it is spread Sexual contact. The virus
Leprosy (also known as Hansen’s disease) is a chronic, progressive bacterial infection. It primarily affects the skin and the nerves of the hands and feet, as well as the eyes and the lining of the nose causing skin lesions and nerve damage. Leprosy can affect people of all ages ranging from early childhood to very
Infectious diseases are caused by microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites and can spread directly or indirectly from one person to another while others are transmitted by bites from insects or animals. There are also others which are acquired by ingesting contaminated food or water or being exposed to organisms in the environment.
Rabies is a deadly virus that attacks the central nervous system which is spread to people from the saliva of infected animals. It is usually spread when you are bitten or scratched by either a wild or domesticated animal that is infected with the virus. Infection by scratches occur if the animal licks its claws
Mumps is a disease caused by a virus that usually affects children aged 5–14 that’s easily preventable by a vaccine.The condition primarily affects the parotid glands and It can make these glands swollen and painful. These glands are responsible for producing saliva are found toward the back of each cheek, in the area between the ear
Meningitis in Kenya has been recorded in sporadic outbreaks fueled by droughts and displacement of populations in the northern part of the country in the recent past.It is a serious disease in which there is inflammation of the meninges surrounding your brain and spinal cord. Symptoms include a sudden onset of fever, stiff neck, headache, possibly