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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Yikes: There are a host of bacteria with b names including brucella, bordetella, burkholderia, bartonella, bifidobacteria, borrelia, bacillus, bacteroides.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
9 years experience Urology
Bacterial infection: Many.
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
See below : You would usually be infected with only one strain of a bacterial species but thousands or millions of individual bacteria cells would be present at t ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cll your OBGYN: This weekend for a different med and to schedule a re-check.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
24 years experience Pediatrics
Both Cause Infection: Most infections are caused by either virus or bacteria. Viral infections are more common, often self-limited and do not require antibiotic therapy. M ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I think I would: contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention so that they could assist with safely disposing of it.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Botulism risk: Botulism from commercially prepared foods whether canned or in glass is an extremely rare event. On the other hand there is a risk with home canning ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
This can help with: identification of the organism.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
33 years experience General Practice
Bacteriophage: Bacterial viruses can transfer antibiotic resistance.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Varies by germ: Germ division is similar to normal human cell division.Some germs can divide within a few minutes while others may take months. Common skin infection ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
It depends...: ...on antibiotic sensitivity, which is determined by laboratory tests separately for every individual infection. E. gallinarum tends to be resistant t ... Read More

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