Infectious Diseases Throughout the Years

By Sarah Becker Infectious Diseases Throughout the Years Today it is the unexpected arrival of an acute febrile respiratory disease, COVID-19 that sickens America.  COVID-19, a relative of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) was first discovered in China in December 2019.  The United States recorded its first COVID-19 case on January 21, 2020; on March […]

Infectious Diseases in History

Today it is the unexpected arrival of the MERS virus (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome) that sickens America. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that MERS, an infectious disease, now occurs trans-globally most likely transmitted by handshake. Infectious diseases are caused by living organisms including viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and parasitic worms. Disease occurs when cells […]