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A 39-year-old female asked:

I had a throat swab done because of a sore throat with no other symptoms. culture came back positive for non typable h. influenza. how is this possible?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: No all H inluenzae bacteria cause disease. There are six major types and type B causes most infections in humans. There are also other types of bacteria which do not fall into the six known categories and are called untypable. You may consult this site for more info: https://www.cdc.gov/hi-disease/index.html Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

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