Viral Infections

Common Viral Infections

Viral infections can affect different areas and systems of the body, the most common of which is the respiratory system. The following are some examples of common viral infections.

Viral Respiratory Infections

  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  • Adenovirus
  • Rhinovirus (common cold)
  • Influenza (the flu)
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
  • SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Viral Infections With Skin Rashes

  • Measles
  • Rubella
  • Varicella (chicken pox and shingles)
  • Roseola

Viral Sexually Transmitted Infections

  • Hepatitis B
  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)

 Other Viral Infections

  • Norovirus (stomach flu)
  • Viral hepatitis

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