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eMedTV Germs A-Z
Varicella-Zoster Virus - Vibrio Parahaemolyticus
This page contains links to eMedTV Germs containing information on subjects from Varicella-Zoster Virus to Vibrio Parahaemolyticus. 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
- Variola Virus
Variola virus (the cause of smallpox) has been eradicated. This eMedTV segment discusses this virus in detail, including information on how transmission occurs and how this virus could be used as a biological weapon.
Vibrio is a family of bacteria that can cause several different illnesses in humans. This selection from the eMedTV archives provides an overview of this type of bacteria, including a list of illnesses that are caused by it.
- Vibrio Cholerae
Vibrio cholerae is the bacterium that causes cholera. As this eMedTV article explains, the bacterium is usually transmitted by eating or drinking contaminated food or water. The prevalence of cholera worldwide is also discussed.
- Vibrio Parahaemolyticus
Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria can cause gastrointestinal illness such as diarrhea. This section of the eMedTV library discusses the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of this type of bacteria and lists other illnesses caused by it.