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Is outbreak of autism in somali refugees linked to their eating gm relief foods?

Is outbreak of autism in somali refugees linked to their eating gm relief foods?

Hard to say: There are increasing data that point to gene alterations in those with autism that can originate in the egg or sperm prior to fertilization.What would cause that to happen and what the timing would be is an unstudied area. Over the next decade or two we may find a definite source, but for now we remain lost. The shift from early childhood to prenatal or pre-conception exposures is most confusing. ...Read more

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Virus (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What's differance between mono , di , tri and quadrivalent influenza virus vaccine ?

What's differance between mono , di , tri and quadrivalent influenza virus vaccine ?

Flu vaccine: The trivalent covers 2 a strains ; 1 b strain, the quadrivalent covers 2a and 2b strains, the second b strain causes milder disease in adults and mostly affects children. The efficacy of the quadrivalent over the trivalent vaccine has not been established in preventing disease as it just got on the market in the us. The mono and di valent vaccines are not on the market. See the cdc.Gov site 4 info. ...Read more

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Is the avian bird flu a foodborne illness via chickens?

Is the avian bird flu a foodborne illness via chickens?

Not really: Bird flu is transmitted after contact with infected surfaces - so, if one has contact with infected surfaces then bird flu can be contracted. Having said that - bird flu is exceedingly rare (and hasn't been documented in the western hemisphere at all) and thus you are much more likely to get salmonella or campylobacter (usually causing food poisoning/diarrhea) from uncooked chicken more than flu. ...Read more

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Can I tell my primary school students that typhoid fever is equal to salmonella food poisoning?

Can I tell my primary school students that typhoid fever is equal to salmonella food poisoning?

No: No. Salmonella is a common cause of food-borne diarrhea in the U.S. Typhoid fever, caused by a specific of salmonella, is rarely seen in non-travelers, and causes a more systemic illness. People with typhoid have fever and belly pain, but often don't have diarrhea. ...Read more

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Friend:58, healthy, not immune compromised-4 d h/o pm fever, chills, sweats, myalgia, fatigue;works in nj wetlands. No rash. Start empiric doxycycline?

Friend:58, healthy, not immune compromised-4 d h/o pm fever, chills, sweats, myalgia, fatigue;works in nj wetlands. No rash. Start empiric doxycycline?

Zoonoses?: Looks like you're concerned patient may have zoonoses. Tick born ds' in nj can be lyme, anaplasma, erlichia, babesia or even rocky mt spotted fever. Certainly this presentation could be anything from bacterial, viral, parasitic or fungal infection. Would do basic fever w/u (good pe; cultures blood, urine; ua; cbc; liver panel; cxr; esr/crp); check thick/thin blood smear. Treat based on findings. ...Read more

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Parvovirus contagious to humans?

Parvovirus contagious to humans?

Yes, human to human: Parvovirus b19 is a causative organism of fifth disease in children. The same virus also affects pregnant women resulting in fetal hydrops, intrauterine growth retardation, and death. ...Read more

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Is there a link between Herpes Simplex Virus that causes a Herpetic Whitlow and The chicken pox virus?

Is there a link between Herpes Simplex Virus that causes a Herpetic Whitlow and The chicken pox virus?

Herpes cousins: Actually yes indeed. The virus that causes herpetic whitlow- usually HSV-1 (but sometimes HSV-2) is related to the same virus that causes chicken pox. We call that virus VZV or varicella zoster virus. These viruses are found in the 'herpes' family of viruses. Great observation. I hope though you're not suffering too badly from these nasty viruses. There is a chickenpox vaccine out there BTW. ...Read more

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Could an adult carry on his hands, chicken pox germs from infected children to other uninfected children?

Could an adult carry on his hands, chicken pox germs from infected children to other uninfected children?

No: If the adult has active chicken pox then yes. If the adult has had chickenpox and is immune then not they will not carry it... Wash hands between touching an infected child and an uninfected child. It is spread primarily through respiratory droplets. ...Read more

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Human papilloma virus vaccine for boys ok?

Human papilloma virus vaccine for boys ok?

Highly recommended: The hpv vaccine has been well tolerated. It's recommended for boys at 11 or 12 through age 21 but can be given as young as 9 (and through age 26 for those at higher risk). It reduces the risk of anal cancer in boys and girls as well as the risk of cervical cancer in girls. Hopefully it will reduce some other hpv related cancers. The Gardasil hpv also reduces sexually transmitted warts by 90%. ...Read more

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May a child immunized against respiratory syncytial virus still get it?

May a child immunized against respiratory syncytial virus still get it?

YES: Yes, the RSV shot is not a true vaccine - its really a collection of antibodies to RSV to help neutralize and lesson the effects of future infections. It is not the same thing as the other vaccines your child gets. However, it should reduce the risk of serious complications cause by RSV if your child still gets infected. It is not 100% effective in preventing infection. ...Read more

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Can west nile virus infect by unborn child?

Can west nile virus infect by unborn child?

West Nile virus: There have been reports of possible transmission of the virus from mother to child during pregnancy or breast feeding, but these have been rare and not confirmed conclusively. ...Read more

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In what viral group is human papilloma virus classified?

In what viral group is human papilloma virus classified?

HumanPapillomaVirus: Human papilloma viruses is the name of a large group of viruses. There are about 100 subtypes of human papilloma viruses; almost half can occasionally cause cancer. For example, the virus that causes ordinary skin warts (including plantar warts) is called hpv-1. Two others, hpv-16 and hpv-18, are responsible for a majority of cervical cancers and are components of both of the hpv vaccines. ...Read more

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Is baby measles contagious to children?

Is baby measles contagious to children?

??baby measles??: If you are asking about roseola, the illness is contagious to anyone not previously infected. Most kids get this virus in early childhood & are then immune for their lifetime. ...Read more

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Is shingles and chicken pox in the herpes family?

Is shingles and chicken pox in the herpes family?

Chicken pox shingles: There are at least 8 herpes viruses that all share a very similar genetic makeup. Varicella zoster is the chicken pox virus that affects children. It may remain dormant for years then reappear in the elderly or earlier if your immune system is compromised. Once reactivated it can cause "shingles." it is then referred to as herpes zoster. ...Read more

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