Pathogenic microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi are the main causes of infectious diseases. Many of these organisms surround us and exist both in and on our bodies, yet it is only under specific circumstances that they become dangerous for our health.
Sources of contamination can be various: contact with an infected person, insects, animals, contaminated water or food and general exposure to harmful microorganisms in a specific environment. Symptoms of the infection can vary, depending on the type and severity. Fever and fatigue are common, but other symptoms may include cough, diarrhea and muscle pain.
In case you are experiencing any of the above or have prolonged headaches, trouble breathing, and rashes on your body – you should consult a doctor and check if you have caught an infection. Especially in scenarios where you have been bitten by an animal or insect or if you spent a significant amount of time in riskier environments where you could get exposed to the source of infection.