An infectious disease is caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. It can be transmitted through direct contact or indirect contact. Direct contact includes the direct transfer of the bacteria or virus from person to person through kissing, sexual contact, sharing needles, or a blood transfusion. Indirect contact includes bites from insects or unknowingly sharing food or water that has been contaminated.
Symptoms may vary depending on the cause of infection. However, some general symptoms include diarrhea, fatigue, fever and muscle aches. Although these signs can may indicate a disease, a blood test is the only way to confirm a diagnosis.
Personalabs offers blood tests for diseases including Lyme Disease, Epstein-Barr, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Tuberculosis and more. You can prevent the spread of infectious disease by getting vaccinated, practicing good hygiene and washing your hands regularly, taking medicines to prevent infection and getting tested regularly. So find out if you are at risk today!