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Viral infections


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Viral infections

  1. 1. Viral Infections Anna-Liisa Kuslap 11a
  2. 2. Virus Rotavirus (computer reconstruction) <ul><li>Causes viral infections </li></ul><ul><li>Virus survival </li></ul><ul><li>Kills or alters the cell’s function </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes becomes cancerous </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Wide range- from common cold to HIV. </li></ul>Opens the body to additional diseases Weakness Fatigue Fatigue Respiratory infection Fevers Fevers Common cold Immune system Bloodstream Upper respiratory tract
  4. 4. Diagnosing a viral infection <ul><li>Listening to the patient’s symptoms </li></ul><ul><li>Blood, urine tests </li></ul><ul><li>Visual inspection </li></ul>
  5. 5. Complications <ul><li>Elderly </li></ul><ul><li>Compromised immune system </li></ul><ul><li>Immunodeficient victims </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Severe illness </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Long term illness </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hospitalization </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Death </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Treatment options <ul><li>Type of virus </li></ul><ul><li>Patient’s overall condition </li></ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul><ul><li>Affected area of the patient </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-viral medication </li></ul>
  7. 7. Viral infections should be diagnosed by a physician.
  8. 8. Thank you for listening. Questions?