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  • Rabies

    The Facts Rabies is a viral disease that is spread most often from the bite of a rabid animal to another animal or to

    Raynaud’s Disease

    The Facts Raynaud’s disease occurs when the small arteries (arterioles) that serve the fingers, toes, ears, or nose go into spasm. When arterioles go

    Renovascular Disease

    The Facts Renovascular disease is a progressive condition that causes narrowing or blockage of the renal arteries or veins. These are the blood vessels

    Respiratory Syncytial Virus

    The Facts Most infants are exposed to the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) by their second birthday. RSV can cause a serious lung infection in

    Restless Leg Syndrome

    The Facts Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological (nervous system) disorder. It is characterized by an urge to move the legs in order

    Retinoblastoma

    The Facts The retina is the coating of the back of the eye made of specialized cells that process light and colour for us

    Retinopathy

    The Facts Retinopathy refers to damage to the blood vessels of the retina. The retina, at the back of the eye, provides a window

    Reye’s Syndrome

    The Facts Reye’s syndrome is an extremely serious acute condition that may attack all major organs of the body, but particularly the brain and

    Rheumatic Fever

    The Facts Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that can happen after a person becomes infected with the Streptococcus bacteria. Rheumatic fever was once

    Rheumatoid Arthritis

    The Facts Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that causes the lining of your joints or other body areas to become inflamed. As

    Rosacea

    The Facts Rosacea is a chronic skin condition in which the facial skin appears red. Small red bumps filled with what looks like pus

    Roseola

    The Facts Roseola is a viral infection that begins with a sudden high fever and is followed by the appearance of a rose-coloured rash.

    Rubella

    The Facts Rubella, also known as German measles or “three-day measles,” is a contagious viral infection that brings on a rash as well as

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