Leslie A. Tengelsen PhD DVM


Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

What is an enterovirus D68 infection? Enterovirus D68 is an infection in the lungs and breathing passages (respiratory system). It is caused by a virus called enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). This is one of many kinds of enteroviruses. Enterovirus infections usually cause mild, cold-like symptoms. But an enterovirus D68…

Anthrax

Discusses anthrax, a disease caused by Bacillus anthracis bacteria. Covers symptoms based on the three types of infection. Discusses treatment with antibiotics and other medicines. Covers anthrax vaccine. Offers tips on reducing exposure risk.

Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a serious viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes. It occurs mostly in Africa and South America. A vaccine is available that can prevent yellow fever. Symptoms of yellow fever usually appear suddenly and may include: Fever. Headache. Slow heartbeat. Yellowish skin (jaundice). Vomiting. Bleeding from…

West Nile Virus

What is West Nile virus? West Nile virus is a type of virus that is spread by mosquitoes. The infection it causes may be so mild that people don’t even know they have it. But in rare cases, West Nile leads to severe illness that affects the brain or spinal cord. People older than 50 are at the highest risk for serious…

Ebola or Marburg Virus Infection

What is an Ebola or Marburg virus infection? Ebola and Marburg virus diseases are rare but often deadly diseases that are caused by the Ebola or Marburg virus. A person who is sick with one of these viruses can spread the infection to others. These are known as hemorrhagic viruses, because they can cause severe…