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what are some types of viruses?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Textbook Questions: This would take an entire text book to answer. It is way out of the bounds of this simple app. Perhaps you can narrow this down to a specific question or symptom to ask about.

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What role do viruses play with ms?

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Uncertain: Much interest recently in epstein barr virus (ebv), the virus causing mononucleosis and its association with future risk of developing ms. Other viruses have been looked at but so far none have shown a consistent link to the risk of developing ms.
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Is there a difference between flu viruses a, b, and c?

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Yes: Influenza a, b & c are genetically distinct viruses.Infection with a or b produces near identical diseases which are treated similarly.Influenza c is not a clinically important virus & causes mild disease rarely.Influenza a - due to a higher likelihood of genetic shifting & 'mixing' in bird & swine - is the only influenza virus which causes pandemics.Yearly influenza vaccine protects against a & b.
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How do viruses and prions differ from each other?

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DNA or RNA:: Viruses have dna or rna, prions have neither.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Are disease causing viruses more active in the heat?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Miller answered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Not necessarily: Viruses aren't really more or less active based on the temperature. However, being overly tired from working in the heat can affect your immune system and make you more susceptible to getting sick from a virus. That's one reason why it's important to stay well-hydrated and well-rested when working in the heat.
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A 20-year-old member asked:

I've heard a new way of fighting viruses, called draco, how will this work and when will it be ready?

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Many years: Right now its new exciting idea. Sometimes these 'magic bullets' are promised to attract investors. Will be many years to refine, then develop and prove safety and efficacy.

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