Diseases caused by the entrance into the body of organisms (as bacteria, protozoans, fungi, or viruses) which grow and multiply there.
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Agencies and Support Groups
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We Care, HIV/AIDS Support Network Inc.  Support for people infected and affected by HIV.  Call for meeting location and time. 24 hour hotline: (570) 824-1007 
Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre.  (For Wilkes-Barre residents only).  Call (570) 208-4268 for information.
Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre.  Free for children ages six weeks to 18 years.  Must have a current immunization record.  
Call  (570) 208-4268 for information.
Call (570) 287-8990 for meeting time and location.
*Information provided courtesy of The Times Leader's Health Calendar
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HIV/AIDS Resources 
Interactive databases that can be searched by hospital, infection, and by peer group. 
Provides links to information for communicable, infectious, and chronic diseases.  Pages for specific diseases include links to fact sheets and disease information provided by PA Dept. of Health as well as external agencies, organizations, and groups. 
The University of Pennsylvania Health System provides the definition, causes, risk factors, symptoms, treatments, and prevention for salivary gland infections.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's website including the definition, causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of lyme disease.

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Definition, causes, symptoms, complications, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of E. Coli infection.  Also contains links to other digestive disorders.
A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services devoted to providing information about influenza viruses.
National Conference of State Legislatures website on hospital-acquired infections. Provides frequently asked questions, state laws, and a state legislation database.
Includes a quiz to determine whether symptoms are cold are flu, frequently asked questions, articles, discussion board, expert blogs.
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Types of Infections
  • Bacterial and Viral Infections
  • Childhood Infections
  • Cold and Flu
  • Ear and Eye Infections
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hospital-Acquired Infections
  • Parasitic Infections
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Stomach and Intestinal Infections
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Additional Resources
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Disclaimer:  The information contained at this website is not intended to replace the care of a primary care physician, specialist, or other professional health care provider.  It is intended solely to complement  that care and is for general informational purposes only.  Any health information found on the Internet should always be discussed with your health care provider.
This page is maintained by the library staff of The Commonwealth Medical College, a member of the Health Information Library Network of Northeastern Pennsylvania (HILNNEP). 
Last updated: May 26, 2010