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Chapter 12 (vocab)

Herpes Simplex Virus caused by human herpesviruses 1&2. causes small blisters anywhere but genitals. Type 2 blisters on genital area.
Index of Suspicion Awareness that unseen life-threatening injuries or illness may exist.
Medical Emergencies Life threats that require EMS attention because illnesses or conditions not caused by an outside force.
Meningitis Inflammation of meningeal coverings of brain and spinal cord, usually caused by virus or bacterium.
Nature of illness (NOI) General type of illness a patient is experiencing.
SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Life-threatening viral infection, usually starts with flu like symptoms.
Trauma Emergencies Injuries that result from physical forces applied to body.
Tuberculosis Chronic bacterial disease, caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis. usually affects lungs,brain,kidneys
Virulence Strength or ability of pathogen to produce disease.
Created by: lovewbug