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what's a bacteria virus?

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Dr. Jason Stokes
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Different: Bacteria are small microbes. Infections from bacteria are treated with antibiotics. Viruses are smaller than bacteria and are not treated with antibiotics. There is no such entity as a bacteria virus. They are different things.

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Is acute pyelonephritis causd by a virus or a bacteria?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Many bacteria types: Usually bacteria is the cause of pyelonephritis.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between bacteria, virus and germs?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Alot.: Germ is a lay term to describe all types of microbial organisms. Bacteria are single celled organisms that exist almost everywhere in the environment, on our skin, in our mouths, in our intestines etc. Viruses are sub-cellulat particles that contain a small piece of dna or rna contained in a protein envelope. Viruses are much smaller than bacteria and can even infect bacteria.Check a dictionary.
A 29-year-old female asked:

What is a comparison of bacteria & virus?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Different things: Bacteria are small single-celled living things that grow on their own, and cause disease when they invade into the body. Viruses are small packets of genetic information that can do nothing on their own, but hijack the cellular machinery of the body to produce more virus particles.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Could you explain what is a kawasaky disease a virus or a bacteria?

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Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Neither: Neither bacteria nor virus. The experts don't know. They think, without proof, it may be combination of virus and gene. What is known-it is a medium blood vessel disease vasculitis in children. Not contagious. Diagnosed by symptoms of fever, red eyes, red tongue, swollen hand; feet, neck lymph node. Main concern should be the coronary artery inflammation. Rx is high dose Aspirin and immunoglobulin.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are major disease caused by virus/bacteria?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Causes of disease: There are many, many causes of infectious disease - bacteria and viruses, but also parasites, protozoa, fungi and infectious proteins. It's always good to try and protect oneself by following simple principles of good health - eating well, getting a good nights sleep, avoiding stress, and toxins such as alcohol and cigarette smoke. Talking to the doctor too about your individual health needs helps
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
There are several thousand. Were you hoping for a comprehensive list?
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