Infectious Disease. Linda Cameron Current Issues Fall 2007. What are infectious diseases?. According to Merriam-Webster medical online dictionary: “a disease caused by the entrance into the body of organisms (as bacteria, protozoans, fungi, or viruses) which grow and multiply there”.
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According to Merriam-Webster medical online dictionary:
“a disease caused by the entrance into the body of organisms (as bacteria, protozoans, fungi, or viruses) which grow and multiply there”
Infections can enter the body through four different path ways
Some microorganism reside in the human body in homeostasis
Not only do we have our own responsibility to stay healthy, we also have the athletes we are with to worry about
According to General Medical Conditions in the Athlete:
“is one that is acquired in the athletic training room or medical facility and that is unrelated to the athlete’s purpose for the visit.”
Chlamydia in the eye
Herpes Simplex- Type 1
There are MANY other infectious diseases that as athletic trainers we will come in contact with….
… is a reliable place to start
“We’re not doctors or specialists….
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Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Cuppett, M. and Walsh, K.M. (2005) General Medical Conditions in the Athlete Elsevier Mosby: St. Louis
Merriam-Webster Online Medical Dictionary http://medical.merriam-webster.com/medical
Streator, Steve (2007) Class notes. General Medical Conditions in Athletes. Lock Haven University of PA