Chronic Infections (Hepatitis, Malaria, West Nile, Parasites)
Observing Chronic Infections (Hepatitis, Malaria, West Nile, Parasites) in the Classroom
Faculty may observe the following in students with chronic infections:
- May appear fatigued
- May be absent more often than other students
- May be more susceptible to infection and disease
- NIH, Medline Plus: Hepatitis
- NIH, Medline Plus: Malaria
- NIH, Medline Plus: West Nile Virus
- Centers for Disease Control: Parasites
Related Functional Characteristics
Fatigue (Physical) : Chronic infections can cause symptoms such as anemia, muscle fatigue, or poor quality sleep. Medication side effects can also cause physical fatigue.
Risk for Injury : Students with chronic infections may be more prone to infection in wounds or take longer to heal from a broken bone, etc.
Susceptibility to Infection : Students with chronic infections have a compromised immune system which makes them more likely to contract infections or disease and to have a slower recovery time if they do contract a virus or an infection.
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