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Did You Know There Are Quick Tests for Infectious Diseases?Editorial supervision: Professor Satoshi Iwata, Center for Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Keio University School of Medicine

With infectious diseases it is important to get checked as soon as possible at a medical institution and receive a correct diagnosis.

Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms. While they are not so rare, they can sometimes be very serious and cause considerable damage to your health. Nowadays, it is possible to diagnose several infectious diseases, including the flu, with quick and relatively simple tests. Here you’ll find information about the infectious diseases caused by the influenza virus, norovirus, pneumococcus, and group A hemolytic streptococcus.

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