Viral Diseases

There are a lot of diseases caused by viruses today, and the need to be careful has never been more imminent.

These viruses are extremely deadly and one should always be careful not to get in contact with them. The diseases that arise as a result of these viruses are even more dangerous, and they have claimed a lot of lives over the years.

Although a lot of measures have been taken to combat these diseases that come as a result of these, there is still a lot to be done to be totally rid of this.

Below are some of the diseases that are caused by viruses.

The Viral Diseases (1)

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV/AIDS)

This is one of the most dangerous diseases in the world, and there is still no known cure for it or even a vaccine.

It has been in existence since it was discovered in the 80s and it has killed a lot of people and continued to wreck havoc to this day. This virus can be transmitted from one human being to the other through either sexual intercourse without protection, blood transfusions that have the virus and sharing needles or sharp objects that have been used with someone who is infected.

The disease that is a result of this infection is called AIDS, and this is what has no cure at all so far.

  • Herpes

This disease that is caused by the Herpes simplex virus is also one that is dangerous.

There is oral herpes and genital herpes, but the genital one is the one that is more dangerous.

It is a sexually transmitted disease and the protection that you can take towards not acquiring this is basically to use a condom. Women are more susceptible to this than men so they should always be more careful.

  • Flu (Influenza)

The Viral Diseases (1)The flu that is caused by the influenza virus and they are characterized by symptoms such as a runny nose, high fever, sore throat and feeling tired.

These symptoms vary from one candidate to the other, and they can take a few days to show after one has been exposed to the virus.

Viral pneumonia, sinus infections as well as secondary bacterial pneumonia are some of the complications that arise as a result of influenza.

There are many more diseases that are caused by viruses like chickenpox, mumps, measles and rubella and shingles among others.

The symptoms are pretty clear and will show in a few days, so if you notice them, medical attention should be sought immediately.