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- Antigen : A molecule that induces an immune response, such as bee pollen or proteins from viruses or bacteria.
- Centers for Disease Control : A major center of epidemiologic research and clinical support in epidemics, considered a world resource although part of the United States Public Health Service, located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
- Fever : Elevation in the central body temperature of warm-blooded animals caused by abnormal functioning of the thermoregulatory mechanisms.
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act : The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), public law 104-191, is a statute enacted by the 104th U. S. Congress on August 21, 1996; it's primary impact is on protecting the confidentiality of health-case data.
- Kenya : A country of 38 million in East Africa.
- Kidney : Organs in the dorsal region of the vertebrate abdominal cavity, functioning to maintain proper water and electrolyte balance, regulate acid-base concentration, and filter the blood of metabolic wastes, which are then excreted as urine.
- Maryland : A State on the Eastern coast of the USA.
- Measles : Highly contagious infection of the respiratory system, and maculopapular skin rash, caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus.
- Ovary (human) : Paired female reproductive organ that produces ova and, estrogen and progesterone.
- Philippines : A large, democratic nation of Southeast Asia, consisting of an archipelago of over 7,000 islands, with many cultures, religions and languages.
- Reticuloendothelial system : Part of the immune system, consisting of the phagocytic cells located in reticular connective tissue, and primarily monocytes and macrophages.
- Ribavirin : A nucleoside antimetabolite antiviral drug that blocks nucleic acid synthesis.
- Skin : Membranous protective tissue forming the external covering or integument of an animal and consisting in vertebrates of the epidermis and dermis, and capable of receiving external sensory stimuli.
- U.S. intelligence analysis of patterns of infectious diseases and impacts : The United States intelligence community model for the spread and world impact of infectious disease
- U.S. intelligence and global health : Analysis by the United States intelligence community, in conjunction with more general health organizations, relating to issues of human survival from health-related issues
- Universal precautions : Prudent standard preventive measures to be taken by professional and other health personnel in contact with persons afflicted with a communicable disease, to avoid contracting the disease by contagion or infection.
- Virginia : A state in the southeastern United States.
- Virus (biology) : A microscopic particle that can infect the cells of a biological organism and can reproduce only with the assistance of the cells it infects.