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Virus caused by human herpesviruses 1 and 2, characterized by small blisters whose location depends on the type of virus. Type 2 results in blisters on the genital area, while type 1 results in blisters in nongenital areas.
herpes simplex
Awareness that unseen life-threatening injuries may exist when determining the mechanism of injury.
index of suspicion
Emergencies that require EMS attention because of illnesses or conditions not caused by an outside force.
medical emergencies
An inflammation of the meningeal coverings of the brain and spinal cord; it is usually caused by a virus or a bacterium.
meningitis
The general type of illness a patient is experiencing.
nature of illness (NOI)
Potentially life-threatening viral infection that usually starts with flulike symptoms.
severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
Emergencies that are the result of physical forces applied to a patient's body.
trauma emergencies
A chronic bacterial disease, caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, that usually affects the lungs but can also affect other organs such as the brain and kidneys.
tuberculosis (TB)
The strength or ability of a pathogen to produce disease.
virulence