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strep throat

Medical; Illness

An infection of the throat that is caused by streptococcus bacteria. A person with strep throat has fever and a red, painful throat.


Medical; Illness

An infectious disease caused by either of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor.


Medical; Illness

An injury to a part of the body in which tissues, such as skin or bone, is cut or broken is called wound.

whooping cough

Medical; Illness

A disease in which a person has periods of coughing that can't be stopped and cough is followed by a series of loud gasps.

heart attack

Medical; Illness

A sudden stop in the normal working of the heart. Heart attack is caused by a blockage in the artery.

hay fever

Medical; Illness

An allergy to pollen that causes sneezing, itching and watery eyes. It is caused by the pollens of different plants.

German measles

Medical; Illness

A contagious disease in which a person has fever and a rash on the skin. It can harm the developing baby in a pregnant woman.