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what u.s. states have cases of cyclospora virus?

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Dr. W. james Chon
Nephrology and Dialysis 25 years experience
Cyclospora: Cyclospora is a single-celled parasite that causes an intestinal infection. As of mid 2014, cyclospora outbreaks have been reported in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York (and New York City), Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington.

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How is the virus spread?

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I am in a family with 3 sick people and I don't want to get sick. How can I avoid getting the virus?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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How likely is it that a virus will spread across the globe and create a worldwide epidemic within your litfetime?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Global viruses: Yes. Because of huge increases in the world populations, and the ease of travel among countries, a new virus or a mutated virus can infect huge numbers of people and be rapidly dispersed around the world and cause an epidemic before it is controlled and vaccines can be made up to give immunity.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What is the borna virus and how does it spread?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Borna virus: Was named for an outbreak of neurological disease in horses in borna, saxony, germany in 1885. It has caused neurological disease in a number of different animals and appears to spread via respiratory secretions. Borna antibodies have been found in people and some have tried to link the virus to certain neuropsychiatric illnesses in man.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how a virus spread itself?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Replication: Viruses replicate either DNA or RNA within host cells.

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