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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mort (Doc) Orman
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Give It Time: I'm assuming you're asking about a minor viral respiratory illness, like the common cold, etc. There are many such viruses and there is nothing we can ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ebola Virus: Ebola is a filovirus (Filoviridae). The genomic fossils of filoviruse family that impact mammals have likely existed tens of millions of years. Viruse ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Being exposed...: Simply walk outside; and being around people...The are viruses everywhere and at all times; it is how our immune systems respond to and process these ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Can't avoid it: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is transmitted by saliva, blood, or genital fluids. Over 90% of all people get it, usually in childhood. Most infections cause n ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Virus: A virus (from the latin virus meaning toxin or poison) is a microscopic organism consisting of genetic material (rna or dna) surrounded by a protein, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
16 years experience General Surgery
Strains: "Flesh eating bacteria" are a strain of bacteria that can be contracted by different infections. If the bacteria gets "caught" in the body tissue pla ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience Pediatrics
More details please: The answer to this question is going to depend on exactly what virus you are talking about. Please ask again with more detail. Thank you.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
YES: It can occur to patients called overlap syndromes.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: could have bacterial, parasitic or fungal infection. Illness might not even be caused by an infection.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
Your immune: system my not be functioning as effectively as it should be or could be. Do you have any other health concerns?

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