Among the most common diseases seen in China is Hepatitis A. A virus that can be transmitted by eating infected food or water, Hepatitis A has in recent years seen a number of major outbreaks in China, with the largest occurring in the eastern and northern parts of the country. The disease is spread by exposing the liver to an infected blood vessel. Those most at risk of contracting hepatitis A include children, pregnant women, people undergoing chemotherapy, and people with weakened immune systems. An infected person can infect others easily through simple contact by means of infected food, water or other surfaces.
Fungal infection is another common disease in China. Since bacteria can also spread through contact with the skin, infection with the toenails, feet or hands is also widespread. A more serious type of fungal infection is ringworm, which may affect any part of the body, but is particularly prevalent in elderly people. Ringworm symptoms include lesions on the head, scalp, and legs; jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and whites; fever, and fatigue.
Heart disease is another one of the more common diseases seen in China. One of the more dangerous forms of heart disease is a heart attack, which can be fatal if not treated immediately. A high blood pressure is a main factor in both heart disease and stroke, which often occur simultaneously. Heart disease can also lead to a fatal condition known as a heart attack called heart failure, which occurs when the heart is unable to pump blood around the body due to a damaged valve or other defect. Other common diseases include diabetes, kidney disease, lung disease, parasitic infections, and high blood pressure.
The third on the list of most common diseases in China is bacterial diarrhea. This can be caused by a variety of strains of bacteria, including salmonella, staph, and e-coli. It can cause vomiting, nausea, stomach cramps, and diarrhea, and sometimes be mild. If it is mild, it will probably pass in a few days. However, if it is severe, it could end up hospitalized until the diarrhea is gone. Some of the bacterial diarrhea infections are food poisoning and watery diarrhea.
The fourth is one of the most common infections in children: bacterial pneumonia. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, fever, chills, and lethargy. If the pneumonia is untreated, it can lead to sepsis, a blood infection caused by bacteria traveling through the blood. If this happens, the patient can become extremely ill and will need to be hospitalized until the infection is treated.
All of these are examples of illnesses that can occur in people. There are many other types of medical conditions that have similar symptoms. This makes it important for everyone to learn about the symptoms of these types of diseases so they will know what to look for when they are experiencing them themselves. They can also help prevent these illnesses by avoiding the person who has the disease, or by staying vigilant about the symptoms.