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What are food that boost immunity against Ebola ?what are the basic symptoms first aid of Ebola?what organ does the virus attack first?regards
Ebola: There are no particular foods that would boost immunity against the Ebola virus. Sx’s of Ebola Virus may include: Fever > 101.5 F, marked headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, muscular pain, weakness & hemorrhaging (eyes, ears, nose, mouth, rectum). Treatment of ebola is symptomatic (maintain blood pressure, intravenous fluids & electrolytes etc). ...Read more
Can you tell me if there are combination of minerals & vitamins that aid the body in overcoming a virus?
No: Nothing proven by good scientific research so far. See paul offit's book -do you believe in magic- for an excellent review of this subject. ...Read more
What is the actual purpose of vitamin c? If taking it daily will not aid in the prevention of catching viruses, should I even bother taking it?
Reasonable question: People have long thought taking various vitamins, often at much higher than prescribed doses can help with various problems. However, no reliable study results show that vitamin c makes a different in a person with normal levels. Best bet for good health is eating well, exercising, sleeping, enjoying what you do, and maybe take a regular multivitamin a day. If you think extra vitamin c helps, okay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a fever 99.6 and almost throw up this morning but did not can a virus be working on me? I work in health care home health aid
Yes, but...: While most individuals with your symptoms have a viral illness, possibly with gastroenteritis, my concern would be the underlying disease state that requires the medications listed. Symptoms of adrenal insufficiency can also give similar complaints, with or without dehydration. Have you been fully evaluated by an endocrinologist and undergone tilt testing? Hypotension is best Rxed w/salt & fluids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers