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  1. African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness)
    tsetse fly vector
  2. AIDS*
    extended latency period
  3. Chickenpox*
    Can cause shingles later in life
  4. Chlamydia*
    Also causes trachoma;  ; 50%  co-infection with Gonorrhea
  5. Cholera
    caused by contaminated drinking water and unsanitary conditions; high infective dose
  6. Cryptosporidosis*
    spread through fecally contaminated water
  7. Dengue
    Aedes aegypti mosquito vector
  8. Giardiasis*
    Often misdiagnosed; transmitted via fecal-oral route
  9. Gonorrhea*
    commonly known as "the clap"; 50%  co-infection with Chlamydia
  10. Hepatitis A
    Spread by fecal-oral route or ingestion of contaminated water or food
  11. Hepatitis B
    Most common infectious disease
  12. Hepatitis C
    Patients advised to avoid alcohol
  13. Influenza*
    Can lead to Pneumonia; Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918 led to 500K US dead
  14. Lyme Disease*
    deer tick vector
  15. Malaria
    Anopheles mosquito vector
  16. Measles
    Spread through respiration; highly contagious; MMR vaccine
  17. Pneumonia (bacterial)
    Also fungal and parasitic causative agents for immunocompromised
  18. Pneumonia (viral)
    Also fungal and parasitic causative agents for immunocompromised
  19. Salmonellosis*
    4 inch law for pet turtles
  20. Shigellosis*
    600K deaths each year; spread through poor sanitation
  21. Spinal Meningitis (bacterial)
    Bacterial meningitis is always fatal if untreated, while viral is self-mitigating
  22. Spinal Meningitis (viral)
    Bacterial meningitis is always fatal if untreated, while viral is self-mitigating
  23. Streptococcal pharyngitis*
    Will typically clear up in 3-5 days irrespective of treatment
  24. Syphillis*
    STD or transmitted mother to fetus
  25. Tuberculosis
    Causes 2M deaths each year
  26. Typhoid
    600K deaths each year; spread through infected food or water
  27. Yellow Fever
    50% of patients that enter toxic phase die; 30K each year
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