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Does leprosy kill the victim?

Does leprosy kill the victim?

Leprosy: Leprosy usually evolves very slowly. When death occurs it is often due to complications. ...Read more

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How did pneumonic plague kill?

How did pneumonic plague kill?

Pneumonic plague: Plague causes a very severe form of pneumonia and deprives the body of oxygen. It can spread very easily from person to person. ...Read more

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Piperacillin/tazobactam IV will kill klebsiella pneumonia bacteria?

Piperacillin/tazobactam IV will kill klebsiella pneumonia bacteria?

It may but...: It depends on the resistance profile of specific strain of klebsiella. Many strains acquired in the 'community' are very sensitive to almost all antimicrobials except penicillin and Ampicillin and certainly sensitive to piperacillin/tazobactam. However, especially when acquired in a hospital, klebsiella can be quite resistant to therapy including pip/tazobactam. ...Read more

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Can chlorine kill the ebola virus?

Can chlorine kill the ebola virus?

Ebola Virus: "Ebolavirus is susceptible to 3% acetic acid, 1% glutaraldehyde, alcohol-based products, and dilutions (1:10-1:100 for ?10 minutes) of 5.25% household bleach (sodium hypochlorite), and calcium hypochlorite (bleach powder)" per PATHOGEN SAFETY DATA SHEET . ...Read more

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How deadly is anthrax?

How deadly is anthrax?

Very: Skin, gastrointestinal and pulmonary anthrax are increasingly deadly in the order listed. Pulmonary anthrax, once it becomes apparent, is lethal in almost all cases. ...Read more

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Does bleach kill all germs?

Does bleach kill all germs?

Most: Bleach will kill all active bacteria. It might not kill certain bacterial spores like tetanus and a few viruses may have some resistance. But it is a really effective disinfectant. ...Read more

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Does cooking kill salmonella bacteria?

Does cooking kill salmonella bacteria?

If cooked enough: Germ is killed by heat. Can't get rid of them in sprouts. Undercooked poultry, eggs (runny), rare burgers. Any raw animal product (yes, that includes sushi) can be assumed to be contaminated by bacteria. The only fresh fish is the one you caught yourself. ...Read more

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Will erysipelas kill me?

If neglected: This was quite a common killer in the pre-antibiotic era. Those strep can be nasty. ...Read more

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Will norovirus infections kill me?

Will norovirus infections kill me?

Usually not: Norovirus infections are a common cause of gastroenteritis (diarrhea with nausea and vomiting). The infection is usually self limited. ...Read more

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Can cooking kill salmonella?

Yes: Adequate heat can kill salmonella - at least above 140 deg f but preferably 160 deg f. ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer kill Ebola virus?

Does hand sanitizer kill Ebola virus?

No: It doesn't kill but does help prevent its spread. See Healthtap blog on the Ebola virus. ...Read more

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Will listeriosis kill me?

Will listeriosis kill me?

Not likely: Not likely but can have a devastating effect if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Do disinfectants like lysol kill botulism?

Do disinfectants like lysol kill botulism?

No. The 5 kinds of : Botulism are: Foodborne, from foods that contain botulinum toxin; Wound infection; Infant & the rare Adult, from ingesting spores of Clostridium botulinum & Iatrogenic, from Botox overdose. Do not give honey, raw or undercooked foods to infants < 12 mos. The bacterium can live on cleaned carpets, floors & countertops; spores,in dust & soil. See: cdc.gov/nczved/divisions/dfbmd/diseases/botulism/ ...Read more

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Does cefixime (surpax) kill yersinia?

Yes : Most species of yersinia tested have been sensitive to cefixime. This includes yersinia pestis and enterocolitica and pseudotuberculosis. ...Read more

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Can vinegar kill salmonella?

Disinfectant: The 5-6% acetic acid in vinegar crosses the cell membrane of bacteria and prompts a release of protons, which causes the cell to die by denaturation of proteins. Japanese scientists looked at rice vinegar to disinfect Salmonella and found that for strains that formed biofilms (a slimy matrix that protects the bacteria under it) vinegar just couldn't get past the slime to kill the Salmonellae. ...Read more

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Will pneumocystis infection kill me?

Will pneumocystis infection kill me?

It can: Unfortunately, by the time you get pneumocystis your immune system is severely compromised. It is a treatable condition, but not always survivable. Therapy should continue until your immune system is fully reconstituted. ...Read more

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Can alcohol kill scabies?

Can alcohol kill scabies?

Not treatment.: Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. ...Read more