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how dangerous are viruses compared to bacteria?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That depends: Some viruses are may cause no harm to humans, or minor infections like a cold and other may be lethal. The same holds true for bacteria.

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A 31-year-old male asked:

My gym offers towels for use. What viruses or bacteria etc could I get exposed to from using gym towels?

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Dr. John Washburn
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No added risk: As long as they are washing the towels properly there is no added risk for infection.
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What are some of the most harmful viruses and bacteria people can get just in normal life?

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See below: Go to the cdc website for that information.
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What are common other things, besides bacteria and viruses, that cause disease?

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Dr. Camilla Graham
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Yes, lots: Not to make you paranoid, but there are countless things that cause disease. Many factors interact with our bodies in a way that can lead to disease. For example, a high salt diet can lead to high blood pressure, which can lead to kidney and heart damage, and damage to other arteries (like stroke). Type 2 diabetes is another complicated disease that can have to do with weight gain.
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A 35-year-old female asked:

What things have contributed to resistant strains of bacteria, viruses, etc?

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See below: Bacterial resistance means that a bacteria is resistant to the bacteristatic or bactericidal effects of one or more antibiotics. There are many mechanisms that bacteria use to develop this resistance. They include the production of enzymes that degrade the antibiotic, altering the binding site of the antibiotic, pumping the antibiotic out of the cell after penetration etc.
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Could other bacteria or viruses besides strep cause a high aso ?

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No: No.

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