Common Infectious Diseases

Keeping Yourself Healthy

Bacterial Diseases

  • Strep Throat
  • Lyme Disease (from ticks)
  • Bacterial Meningitis (infection of the spinal cord fluid)
  • Tuberculosis (infection in the lungs)

Bacterial Diseases are treated with antibiotics.

Viral Diseases

  • The Common Cold (Spread by touch)
  • Influenza (Flu can last 1-2 weeks)
  • Pneumonia (A serious infection of the lungs)
  • Hepatitis (Inflammation of the liver)

Viral Diseases are best treated by rest, a healthy diet, and lots of fluids.