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eMedTV Germs A-Z
Dead Birds - Giardia Lamblia
This page contains links to eMedTV Germs containing information on subjects from Dead Birds to Giardia Lamblia. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
Descriptions of Germs
- Dead Birds
Over the past few years, many dead birds have been identified as having West Nile virus. This eMedTV Web page provides information about the handling, disposal, and consumption of birds that may have the West Nile virus.
- Ebola Virus
This segment of the eMedTV archives provides a detailed overview of the Ebola virus. It explains that this virus was first recognized in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and covers how it is transmitted, where outbreaks have occurred, and more.
- Flu Virus
The flu virus is not only highly contagious; it's also highly changeable. As this eMedTV segment points out, this helps it to spread quickly from person to person. This article explains the history of this virus, how it spreads, and more.
- Giardia Lamblia
Giardia, found in the feces of infected humans or animals, causes a diarrheal illness known as giardiasis. This eMedTV Web page describes where the Giardia parasite lives and explains how the organism is transmitted.