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Infective endocarditis

Infective endocarditis is defined as infection of the heart valves. It arises if infection from other parts of the body move into the bloodstream and attack the heart lining or heart valves. The cause of the infection is usually a bacteria or fungus. The condition can occur at any age but typically affects individuals older […]

Toxocariasis

Toxocariasis is a defined as a parasitic infection affecting humans caused by roundworms from the Toxocara genus. It is considered as a zoonotic infection which is transmitted by animals to humans. An infection arises once the parasite is ingested. This typically occurs via contamination of the hands or food with the feces of an infected […]