General signs and symptoms common to a number of infectious diseases include:
- Muscle aches.
What are the 4 types of infectious diseases?
This article will focus on the most common and deadly types of infection: bacterial, viral, fungal, and prion.
How do you know if you have an infection in your body?
Signs and symptoms of a bacterial infection may vary depending on the location of the infection and the type of bacteria that’s causing it.
Signs of infection
- feeling tired or fatigued.
- swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin.
- nausea or vomiting.
What is the main cause of infectious diseases?
Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi; the diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases of animals that can cause disease when transmitted to humans.
What do infectious disease doctors test for?
The role of an infectious disease specialist is to review a patient’s medical data, including records, X-rays and laboratory reports. They may perform a physical examination, depending on the type of problem. Laboratory studies are often necessary and may include blood studies and cultures of wounds or body fluids.