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what is the scientific name of the organism that causes hepatitis b

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Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
HBV: The virus that causes hepatitis b is called hepatitis b virus. It is transmitted through maternal to fetal transmission as the principle route, but c ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Hepatitis B virus : A human antigen was found in australian aborigines in 1965 and was called australian antigen.It was subsequently called hepatitis b surface antigen an ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: Hepatitis b is one type of viral hepatits. An older name is serum hepatitis. Please consult this site for more info on viral hepatitis, including hepa ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Hepatitis b does not cause irritable bowel syndrome.
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Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn
39 years experience General Practice
Herpes: Herpes genitalis/labialis...A virus.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Influenza: Influenza h5n1.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details.: The organism is borrelia burgdorferi which is a spirokete and a bacteria. It was named for the person who discovered it.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
N.meningitis: The specific name of the germ is neisseria meningitis which has about 13 or so separate strains based on characteristics of its cell wall. Five strain ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Clostridium tetani: Tetanus is caused by neurotoxin produced by clostridium tetani in a contaminated wound.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
VZV: Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (vzv).
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Measles virus: This has nothing to do with bacteria. It is a measles virus, a member of the paramyxoviridae family.Humans are the only known carrier/host. It can be ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not a single agent: Pink eye is a general term that describes the pink irritation of the eye membranes during inflammation. It can be caused by allergies, a variety of ba ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
A number of viruses: Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus), influenza, adenovirus, and metapneumovirus are the frequent causes of viral pneumonia especially in children.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Choi
Dr. Paul Choi answered
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Norovirus: Norovirus is a virus. It is not a bacteria at all. It is an organism that lives inside a cell. It is a common cause of viral gastroenteritis, especial ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Deschino
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Hep means liver, itis means inflammation. This can be caused by various viruses, alcohol, gallbladder disease........
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Adenovirus: Almost all pink eye (conjunctivitis) in adults is due to a virus of the adenovirus family.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Malaria: The protozoan parasites that cause Malaria include : Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale & Plasmodium malariae.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Zaire Ebolavirus is: strain causing current outbreak in West Africa. According to CDC, incubation period is 2 to 21 days with average of 8 to 10 days. Early sx's: high f ... Read More
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Dr. Jared Plitt
19 years experience Dentistry
The 2 main ones are:: 1. Streptococcus mutans. 2. Lactobacillus.
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Dr. Barry Cohen
44 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Strep mutans is one : There are many, but strep mutans is the one that causes cavities. There are many that cause periodontal disease.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Trick question: It is poliovirus, an enterovirus belonging to the picornavirus family.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Now ?: It was originally extracted from Streptomyces nodosus.

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