Is pneumonia contagious? Causes and transmission

Is pneumonia contagious? Causes and transmission

Author: Zawn Villines / Source: Medical News Today Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissue that can make it difficult to breathe due to inflammation, fluid, and pus. Viruses or bacteria, which are contagious, cause most forms of pneumonia. Not all cases of...
Hookworm: a neglected resurgent infection

Hookworm: a neglected resurgent infection

Author: Marco Albonico / Source: British Medical Journal Hookworms are a group of soil transmitted helminths included in the World Health Organization’s portfolio of neglected tropical diseases. Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus infect humans. In addition,...