Measles also known as rubeola is a very contagious infection that affects the respiratory system. It is a viral infection. Measles’ occurrence in the United States is almost zero as immunizations have been carried out since the 1960s. The incubation period for measles is about 10 days. After this period, the affected child suffers from …

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The ABC of Life: A Universal Principle in First Aid

There are many different training providers that offer first aid training courses. Although there may be slight differences in the way modules are presented, all of these courses follow a standard. Understanding the ABCs of life is one of the universal principles taught in any first aid course. When providing first aid to an injured …

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Aspiration Pneumonia

Aspiration pneumonia refers to the pulmonary effects resulting from an entry of internal or external substances into the lower airway. The most frequently reported forms of aspiration pneumonia are from a bacterial infection resulting from aspirating normal flora bacteria that are normally found in the upper airway. Aspiration pneumonia often normally occurs in the hospital …

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