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Disease of the immune system.

Are the unusual sensitivity to substances otherwise harmless that provokes an intense reaction from a body.

Antimicrobial Resistance
NIAID’s multi-pronged research strategy against the resistance to antimicrobial (drug).

Is a disease of the respiratory system.

Autoimmune Diseases
Is a disease where a person has an allergic reaction to their own body.

The U.S. Government’s defense against bioterrorism.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Is an illness where a person has extensive weakness and exhaustion.

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Foodborne Diseases
Infectious diseases spread via food or beverages consumption.

Fungal Diseases

Global Health Research Plans

An inflammation of the liver; causes jaundice, fever, weakness, and abdominal pain.

Influenza and Colds

Lyme Disease and other Tick-Borne Diseases

Is an illness caused by parasites that is transmitted by mosquitoes and is recurring.

Microscopic organisms that transmit diseases.

Lung Inflammation – usually caused by infection from a virus or bacterium.

Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases
Occurs when the body has no defenses to fight off diseases.

Prion Diseases
Infections Protein Particles

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Is a severe respiratory illness; it is caused by a corona-virus and often leads to pneumonia.

Sexually Transmitted Infections
STIs, also known as venereal diseases, are common infections that occur, such as vaginal warts, from unprotected sex and other forms of bodily fluids transferring from one person to another.

NIAID works to reduce lengthy transplant waiting lists, improve long-term tolerance without the use of immunosuppressive drugs, and establish long-term graft survival.

Infectious – tubercle forming disease – results in the mucus membranes forming small rounded tubercles.

Vaccine Research
Research on vaccines for HIV, genital warts, and other diseases.

West Nile Virus
Disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes.

Women's Health
Research on women’s health issues, such as vaginal warts.


Reports and Other Publications

Research Plans

Articles by NIAID Director, Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.


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