Infectious DiseasesSymptoms

7 Infections That Can Land You in the ER


Know your risk

1. Pneumonia

2. Influenza (flu)

3. Lower-respiratory tract infections

4. Upper-respiratory tract infections

5. Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

6. Cellulitis

7. Sepsis



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