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eMedTV Germs A-Z
Measles Virus - Norwalk Virus
This page contains links to eMedTV Germs containing information on subjects from Measles Virus to Norwalk Virus. 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
- Measles Virus
The measles virus causes measles; however, this virus is inactivated by heat, light, and acidic pH. This eMedTV Web page explains the history and transmission of the virus and discusses the potential complications of measles.
- Mumps Virus
As you might expect, the mumps virus is responsible for mumps. This page from the eMedTV archives explains who is most likely to be infected by it, how the virus is spread, and conditions that have symptoms similar to those seen with mumps.
- Mycobacterium Leprae
Leprosy is caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae. This selection from the eMedTV Web library provides an overview of the bacteria, including history, possible transmission methods, recent statistics, and more.
A norovirus is a highly contagious virus that can cause what is often called "stomach flu." This page of the eMedTV Web site explains this virus in detail, including how it is transmitted, the illnesses it may cause, and more.