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What kind of virus do i have

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
21 years experience Ophthalmology
virus: Some virus particles can stay alive for weeks attached to a surface. Theoretically, a virus that causes eye problems, such as certain forms of adenov ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: Part of our modern viral treatments comes from recognizing that they can generate a protein called interferon, which blocks the competing virus.When y ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Smallpox is a: Poxvirus.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Viruses constantly change. Humans become immune to viruses by making antibodies. Antibodies are made only after exposure to the virus. Since there are ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Same Virus: Information on Zika virus is changing rapidly; however, as far as I know, there is only one Zika virus. It started in Africa and spread from there. ... Read More
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Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
19 years experience Addiction Medicine
West : West nile virus can be carried by more than 40 species of mosquitos. The common ones are: culex pipiens, culex quinquefasciatus, culex restuans, aedes ... Read More
A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
It says: It says you're coming into contact with people who have colds! are you in contact with children? They are little "reservoirs of disease"! wash your ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience ADHD and Autism
Depends on virus : Most " colds" are caused by viruses and can last from a few days to weeks depending on which virus is the culprit. Most have no treatment to kill the ... Read More
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Dr. Amanda Xi
Dr. Amanda Xi answered
5 years experience General Practice
Not likely: Rotavirus is though to spread via the fecal-oral route, so infection occurs in areas of poor sanitation. Good hand washing helps to prevent spread of ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Common bacteria: E. coli and its gram-negative rod relatives, less often staph and strep. Different groups do the workup differently. Chlamydia may be sought by gene p ... Read More

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