Disinfection and Sterilization

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Disinfection and sterilization are two terms that are often confused by people because on the surface they would appear to mean the same thing. However, there is a very clear difference between disinfection and sterilization. Properly disinfecting a surface means that it has been thoroughly cleaned of visible dirt, removing any remaining bacteria with a … Read more

Human Immunodeficiency Virus(HIV)

Human Immunodeficiency virus or HIV is the causative agents of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It attacks the immune system of the body and can lead to AIDS. HIV infects and kills the helper T cells, dendritic cells and macrophages. There is no effective treatment of AIDS but if you take proper medical care, HIV can … Read more

Syphilis: Causes, Types, Symptoms and Treatment

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection. It is the top list disease of the world.  This disease is mostly spread out through various sexual activities such as oral, anal sex and by kissing.  The outbreak of syphilis was first occurred in Italy in 1495-1495 during a French invasion. Hence, it is also known as the … Read more

Hepatitis: Types, Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

Hepatitis is actually the inflammatory condition of the liver. The word “hepatitis” is derived from the Greek word ‘hepar’ and Latin word ‘itis’. In this case, ‘hepar’ means liver and ‘itis’ means inflammation. It is generally caused by a viral infection but other possible causes are available including autoimmune hepatitis and it also occurs as … Read more

Economic Importance of Viruses

Virus is an infectious agent with microscopic size that needs living cells of plants, animals or bacteria to multiply. The name virus is derived from Latin word meaning “poison” or “slimy liquid”.   They are not animals, plants or bacteria and they can`t do metabolic process without a host cells. The body of virus contains … Read more