The commonly held belief that head lice only afflict
dirty children is a misconception, said Suzanne Rue, the Los Angeles Unified School District communicable disease-control nurse.
The G viruses commonly afflict
people in West Africa, and so does Mooren's ulcer.
The animal suffered from a type of pneumonia that often afflicts
children with AIDS and from skin tumors that resemble those seen in Kaposi's sarcoma, the bluish-colored growths that often afflict
people with AIDS.
Texas researchers report developing the first animal model for a group of debilitating arthritic diseases that afflict
an estimated 200,000 people in the United States.
Sleeping sickness afflicts
half a million people and threatens more than 60 million in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is charged with administration of the Orphan Drug Act, provides orphan drug designation when the targeted disease afflicts
200,00 or fewer Americans and no satisfactory therapy exists to combat the disease.
It runs th' polis foorce an' th' banks, commands th' milishy, conthrols th' ligislachure, baptizes th' young, marries th' foolish, comforts th' afflicted
th' comfortable, buries th' dead an' roasts thim aftherward.
Now there is evidence of a new risk: a report in the August 2003 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism suggests that the surface intensity of UV radiation may affect the clinical and immunologic expression of myositis, an autoimmune disease that causes chronic muscle inflammation and weakness and afflicts
about 30,000 Americans.
Aggravated by stress and environmental pollutants, cases of asthma have tripled in the last 20 years, and the disease now afflicts
one in 13 school-aged children in the state.
Caused by a parasitic flatworm that spends part of its life in amphibious snails, the illness afflicts
200 million people worldwide.