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Virus (Overview)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants to bacteria and archaea.


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What U.S. states have cases of cyclospora virus?

What U.S. states have cases of cyclospora virus?

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. ...Read more

Virus (Overview)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants to bacteria and archaea.


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How did the ebola virus start? How did it get into the U.S.?

How did the ebola virus start? How did it get into the U.S.?

Ebola Virus: Ebola is a filovirus (Filoviridae). The genomic fossils of filoviruse family that impact mammals have likely existed tens of millions of years. Viruses mutate over time. The first recognized Ebola outbreak was in 1976. Some individuals who became infected by Ebola in Africa traveled to the US - there by leading to US cases. ...Read more

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Virus (Tip)

A fever can stunt the growth and reproduction of bacteria and viruses. ...See more

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Has their ever been a case of someone having the ebola virus in the u.S.?!?!

Has their ever been a case of someone having the ebola virus in the u.S.?!?!

Ebola: Regarding current Ebola outbreak you are probably now aware that a man who had direct contact with Ebola traveled from Nigeria to Dallas, Texas - developing Ebola sx's 5 days after arrival in the US. The CDC is monitoring each of the man's contacts for 21 days. Two missionaries were also evacuated from Africa to the US for treatment prior to that. The Reston virus (mutated Ebola Virus) found in ...Read more

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Is of possible for anyone in the u.S. To contract the ebola virus from just day to day contact?

Is of possible for anyone in the u.S. To contract the ebola virus from just day to day contact?

Ebola Virus: Transmission is from someone who has signs of active infection via contact wi blood or bodily fluids or through contact wi contaminated objects. According to the World Health Organization – Ebola can be spread through body fluids such as sweat, blood, saliva, urine and stool. As of4 OCT 2014 - there were 3 cases treated in the US - so the odd's would be miniscule. ...Read more

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Can viruses be killed?

Can viruses be killed?

Yes: Your body has significant anti-viral defenses and most viral illnesses are short lived due to this ability, there are some drugs for some viruses, particularly the herpes family. Viruses are biological and can frequently be killed outside of a body with uv light, heat, and many chemicals. ...Read more

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What are some types of viruses?

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. ...Read more

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What is t-virus?

What is t-virus?

Fiction: It is a fictitious virus in a video game. ...Read more

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What is xingu virus?

Xingu virus: Is a rare RNA virus in the bunyavirus family. ...Read more

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How do u get a virus?

Gets on membranes: Viruses are small particles of dna or RNA wrapped in protein. They are found abundantly in mucous from other people, in an effort to spread themselves around. When they are introduced to your mucous membranes, the genetic material incorporates itself into your cells, making your cells (usually lining the nose) into making more virus. Touching eyes and nose passages with unwashed hands spreads most. ...Read more

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Are viruses antigens?

Are viruses antigens?

No: Infectious agent with nuclei acid molecule in a protein coat which has different antigens

Antigen is a protein, toxin, or foreign substance that induces an immune response in the body like production of antibodies (humoral immunity) ...Read more

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Could this be a virus?

Could this be a virus?

Maybe: Viral sydromes can mimic bacterial infections, cancer, thyroid problems or other things. Please see a dr to get checked out. ...Read more

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What is virus sindbis?

What is virus sindbis?

Sindbis virus: Sindhis virus is an insect borne virus (mosquitos) that can cause joint pains, rash, low grade fever and malaise. The rash is maculopapular (bumps) and often itchy, occurring over the trunk and limbs. The joint symptoms usually involve the wrists, hips, knees, and ankles. Most cases are found Northern Europe (Finland, Sweden), but also Africa, China and Australia. Avoid bug bites while traveling. ...Read more

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What is papilona virus?

Human papilloma....: Virus (hpv) is a virus group that for some strains can cause female cervical cancer or some male genitalia cancer but most other types of hpv are associated with one sort of wart or another. ...Read more

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How is the virus spread?

How is the virus spread?

Fomites, secretions: Viruses outside of a host does have a short lifespan. So transmissions are cared briefly in close contacts via bodily secretions as well as fomities. ...Read more

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Does hs1 virus turn to hs2?

No: Hsv1 and hsv2 are separate virus types that are usually found on different parts of the body. Hsv1 usually gives rise to oral herpes. Hsv2 usually gives rise to genital herpes. ...Read more

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Can a virus last for 5 weeks?

Can a virus last for 5 weeks?

Some: Such as epstein-barr virus or cytomegalovirus may as acute infections and certainly hepatitis b and c can cause chronic infection as can HIV for sure. ...Read more

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How long does a cold virus last?

5-7 days: Colds usually colds last 5-7 days. If you know it is a cold and not the flu, staying at home drinking fluids, resting and using saline nasal spray or tylenol (acetaminophen) (if you are not allergic) for help with fever or aches. If you have the flu or had the flu vaccine, you should check with your doctor because some additional meds may be helpful.

Feel better. ...Read more

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How to get the cytomegalo virus?

How to get the cytomegalo virus?

Can't avoid it: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is transmitted by saliva, blood, or genital fluids. Over 90% of all people get it, usually in childhood. Most infections cause no symptoms or disease. New infection during pregnancy sometimes causes serious infection of the newborn. Some new CMV infections cause a mono-like illness. Most important, sometimes serious infection if immune deficiency, e.g. AIDS, chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hanta virus?

What are symptoms of hanta virus?

See below: Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in the usa begins as a febrile illness and generalized myalgias. 4-5 days later this is followed by the lungs filling with fluid causing respiratory failure associated with shock. It is then a life threatening infection. ...Read more

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How come virus can mutate so fast?

How come virus can mutate so fast?

RNA-based: The RNA-based viruses have a mutation rate 100, 000x faster than DNA viruses just because the molecule is less stable. Viruses also replicate much more rapidly regardless of their nucleic acid. ...Read more

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Hello I want to know about virus c?

Hepatitis C?: Suggest you go on the web and start reading. You can start with www. Cdc. Gov › viral hepatitis home page. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a virus and why do I get it?

Virus: A virus (from the latin virus meaning toxin or poison) is a microscopic organism consisting of genetic material (rna or dna) surrounded by a protein, lipid (fat), or glycoprotein coat. Anyone can get a virus and proper evaluation and diagnosis is needed if you have a virus or possibly a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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How can we eradicate the noro virus?

How can we eradicate the noro virus?

Friendly virus?: Gut is home to viruses as well. Researchers found infection with common murine norovirus help experimental mice heal inflammation-damaged gut lining, restore the gut's immune system when its microbiome was destroyed by antibiotics, & strengthened the mice's immune system. Maybe not all viral infections are bad & may actually benefit health. Ref. Http://web. Mail. Comcast. Net/zimbra/mail? App=mail#11 ...Read more

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Can a cold virus last over a month?

Can a cold virus last over a month?

Yes: Very often when a cold seems to last a month it is because you have gotten consecutive viral infections - one after another. This is very common in the winter months. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of West Neil Virus?

What are symptoms of West Neil Virus?

There are many: Most people who are infected with the WNV have no symptoms. If they do develop symptoms the most common are fever, headache, body aches, nausea and vomiting. Fatigue and weakness can last for a few weeks after contracting the virus. Less than 1% of people will get meningitis or encephalitis, (inflammation of the brain and surrounding tissue), the most severe of the virus. ...Read more

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How does the virus attack and spread?

Viral infection: Viruses cannot live independently. They invade our cells and alter the metabolism of the cells such that the virus can replicate itself using the cell's resources and energy and often resulting in cell death, with release of virus particles that go on to infect other cells. ...Read more

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