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Doctor insights on: African Green Monkey Cytomegalovirus Virus

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Cmv Infection (Definition)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is an illness caused by infection with the cytomegalovirus. The virus can infect a wide range of organs, including the eyes, the digestive tract, ...Read more


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If I am suffering from rubella virus infection, and CMV infection, than chances of HIV infection is how much?

If I am suffering from rubella virus infection, and CMV infection, than chances of HIV infection is how much?

There is no link: Those diseaes are not linked--you need to be tested for them individually and having one does not confer risk for the other. But are you sure you have active rubella and cmv, or just evidence of past infection? Consult with your doctor directly. ...Read more

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I got missed of 1 month pregnency, after torch evalution it was rubella virus, herpes, & CMV infection, doc prescribe me spiramycin, now what to do?

Weigh risks: Not sure i completely understand, but if you were diagnosed with rubella or CMV early in pregnancy, there could be some serious effects on the baby. How far along are you? You may want to consider ending the pregnancy if the infection reached the fetus. Talk to your doctor about options. ...Read more

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Is there more than one kind of Zika? I read there are African and Pacific Zika viruses.

Is there more than one kind of Zika? I read there are African and Pacific Zika viruses.

Same Virus: Information on Zika virus is changing rapidly; however, as far as I know, there is only one Zika virus. It started in Africa and spread from there. The Zika virus in Brazil isn't a new strain, its the same virus but has spread to a new location. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why is the aids virus more common among gay man and african?

Why is the aids virus more common among gay man and african?

It is sexually trans: As a sexually transmitted disease, aids is more common in groups and cultures that are less monogamous. ...Read more

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How come the aids virus is more common among gay man and african american ?

How come the aids virus is more common among gay man and african american ?

Demographics: The virus that causes aids is hiv. New cases of HIV in the usa are most common among men who have sex with men, and heterosexual females. The reasons why are complex and not related to a single answer. ...Read more

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Is the african sleeping disease (african trypanosomiasis) a bacteria or a virus or what?

Is the african sleeping disease (african trypanosomiasis) a bacteria or a virus or what?

Parasite: African trypanosomiasis, also known as "sleeping sickness, " is caused by microscopic parasites of the species trypanosoma brucei. It is transmitted by the tsetse fly (glossina species), which is found only in rural africa. ...Read more

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Cytomegalovirus during pregnancy! hello, i'd like to know if some of you doctors could help me with a doubt. I've been reading a lot about this virus since i got a non recent positive, and I am pregnant. When i took the test i had 15 weeks of pregnancy a

I : I am sorry that you have had to worry about this. Cytomegalovirus in pregnancy, in approximately 90% of cases, does not cause significant problems but the children should be screened for hearing/vision to be sure its ok. In most cases there is no problem. In 10% of cases, there is a problem in early pregnancy that can cause miscarriage. The odds are positive overall based on the literature, but please also talk to your OB to put your mind at rest. ...Read more

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Cytomegalovirus (cmv) during pregnancy? Problems with babies? Hi, i write, bcz I am concern. I got a blood test and even though the result was negative, i got that i had this CMV virus non recently and I am pregnant, so i'm afraid my baby can get an

I : I can understand your concern, but you are doing all of the right things. I am glad you have seen the specialist, which sounds like an infectious disease specialist. I am glad you had follow up and that the repeat results were encouraging. It sounds like you are doing everything just right and have a very good, thorough team of doctors. Many women get various infections during pregnancy and may not even know it. It is good that you have been so diligent about this testing. ...Read more

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