Acute and chronic infectious diseases

Acute and chronic infectious diseases

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Scope Of Service

Acute illnesses generally develop suddenly and last a short time, often only a few days or weeks.
Chronic conditions develop slowly and may worsen over an extended period of time—months to years.

Acute conditions are often caused by a virus or an infection, but can also be caused by an injury resulting from a fall or an automobile accident, or by the misuse of drugs or medications.

Chronic conditions are often caused by unhealthy behaviors that increase the risk of disease—poor nutrition, inadequate physical activity, Social, emotional, environmental, and genetic factors also play a role.