Subclinical infections


Subclinical infections

Everyone knows how unpleasant and even dangerous infectious diseases can be. And one of the most unpleasant things about these diseases is that an ill person (a host) may transmit the infection to other people. It may seem that it is quite simple to avoid transmission of an infection to new hosts: you should just stay away from other people once you have noticed the first symptoms. But in reality things are more complicated.
Infectious diseases have the so-called incubation period (clinical latency): the time elapsed between exposure to a virus, bacterium or another pathogenic organism, and when the first symptoms and signs appear. A person with an infection may be contagious without knowing it.
Many bacteria, viruses and intestinal parasites spread by being silently carried by their hosts who become asymptomatic carriers. In most cases it is possible due to the incubation period, but sometimes a person becomes a carrier of the pathogen without falling ill; he or she does not have a disease, but nevertheless transmits the infection to other people.
One of the brightest examples of an asymptomatic carrier is Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary. She was the first person in the US identified as a healthy carrier of the bacterium Salmonella tyhpi that causes typhoid fever. Mary worked as a cook, and during her career she infected about 50 people. Three of them died. Public health authorities had to forcibly isolate her in order to prevent more people from being infected. Mary was convinced that she was perfectly healthy; she never had any symptoms of typhoid fever.
Now you can see why subclinical infections are so dangerous; a great number of pathogens can be carried asymptomatically.

Some of these pathogenes are:

•    Bordetella pertussis (causes pertussis, or whooping cough);
•    Chlamydia trachomatis (causes chlamydia infection – a common STI);
•    Herpes simplex (causes oral and genital herpes);
•    Mycobacterium tuberculosis, or Koch's bacillus (causes tuberculosis);
•    Neisseria gonorrhoeae (causes gonorrhoea);
•    Neisseria meningitidis (causes meningitis);
•    Streptococcus pneumoniae (bacterial pneumonia).

Of course, this list of subclinical infections and their symptomatic illnesses is not complete. Most sexual transmitted diseases (including genital wart and AIDS) have a period of sublinical infection. Subclinical infections are dangerous not only because they spread quickly and imperceptibly; they might also result in subsequent clinical problems unrelated to the direct issue of a particular infection. For example, urinary tract infections in pregnant women may cause preterm delivery.
The only way to detect a subclinical infection is to get tested. But there is no universal test that can detect all infections at once. Does that mean that you are supposed to undergo all kind of tests because you do not exactly know what you are looking for? No, it does not.
All you have to do is undergo a full body check up with the Oberon device. The Oberon diagnostic scanning device is based on the Bio Resonance technology; the full body check up procedure is non-invasive and will not cause you any unpleasant sensations. The Oberon device provides a list of pathogens (bacteria, viruses, etc.) that are present in your body. Not only it identifies any subclinical infections, it also detects any problem present in your body.

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