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Doctor insights on: Appiah Kumi Sexually Transmited Disease In Ghana

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Is e.Coli a sexually transmitted disease?

Is e.Coli a sexually transmitted disease?

No: But some women are prone to bladder infections caused by e.Coli associated with intercourse. ...Read more

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Please help? Is the sexually transmitted desease herpes a dangerous one?

Please help? Is the sexually transmitted desease herpes a dangerous one?

In general: In an immunocompetent host (a person with a healthy immune system), a herpes simplex infection is not accepted as a disease process that causes significant mortality (deaths) or morbidity (health related hardships). ...Read more

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I need to know what's an interesting public health/infectious disease problem in sub-saharan africa?

I need to know what's an interesting public health/infectious disease problem in sub-saharan africa?

Infectious Diseases : Malaria, mosquito borne viral infections, parasitic infections, and in children infectious diarrheas are all issues which deserve more attention. ...Read more

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From Minnesota but live in Madrid and got a western blot for Lyme back for: sensu strictu, afzelii, garinii, spielmanii. Is MN tick covered here?

From Minnesota but live in Madrid and got a western blot for Lyme back for: sensu strictu, afzelii, garinii, spielmanii. Is MN tick covered here?

Tick: most common ticks in minnesota are the black legged tick, american dog tick, brown dog tick and the bat tick. Not sure if those are covered in Madrid. Better check with the Health Department there to determine for sure. ...Read more

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What city in america has the most aids infected people? Im dating nline.

What city in america has the most aids infected people? Im dating nline.

Washington, but why?: Washington, dc has the highest prevalence, and my own fair city of baltimore comes in second. But you shouldn't decide whom to date based on the city they live in. There's HIV everywhere. Practice safe sex with everyone, whether from dc or des moines. ...Read more

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Picture of throat in sexually transmitted diseases?

Picture of throat in sexually transmitted diseases?

The oral HPV: Human papilloma virus (hvp) is the responsilbe agent for causing >70% of cervical cancers, also anal and oral cancers as well. Here is an example picture of the hpv causing ulceration/cancer of the tongue--it is not pretty. Oral gonorrhea causes nasty looking throat can pose significant public health concern, but it is not a cause of cancer. Live well, live safely drdiyaldas. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why the alarming rise of sexually transmitted diseases in singapore young people?

Why the alarming rise of sexually transmitted diseases in singapore young people?

Sex at an early age.: Sex at earlier ages, the media, etc. Sexual promiscuity is the greatest factor for std rise. In africa, HIV is more transmitted by promiscuous men, than by homosexual behavior or needle use. ...Read more

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I am traveling internationally. How common is salmonella in other countries?

I am traveling internationally.  How common is salmonella in other countries?

Depends upon country: Salmonella causes typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever . It is usually spread by contamination of food or water. The most common place for travelers to get it is southern asia. Travelers staying with families or friends are more likely to become ill with salmonella. Typhoid, but not paratyphoid can be prevented with vaccination. Careful food/water choices and hand washing are essential. ...Read more

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I'm an asymptomatic carrier of salmonella typhi after traveling. Am I now at high(er) risk for infections via anal sex?

I'm an asymptomatic carrier of salmonella typhi after traveling. Am I now at high(er) risk for infections via anal sex?

Carrier state: Asymptomatic carriers of salmonella typhi can transmit the infection to others through fecal to oral contact. I consider unprotected anal sex hazardous in your case. Meticulous hygiene would be needed. A public health official or specialist in infectious diseases can answer this question with more authority,however. ...Read more

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Two relatives of mine are coming from India to Canada live permanently with me, could they carry infectious diseases like ebola or tuberculosis?

Two relatives of mine are coming from India to Canada live permanently with me, could they carry infectious diseases like ebola or tuberculosis?

Ebola-no, TB-check: Ebola is very doubtful unless there is recent travel to Africa. TB is something they should be tested for and cleared prior to travel if concern is there. ...Read more

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I have west nile virus, have I transmit the disease directly to my family members?

I have west nile virus, have I transmit the disease directly to my family members?

No: Humans are "dead-end hosts" that means you can only transmit wnv to others through blood transfusions and organ donations. ...Read more

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Can creutzfeldt jakob disease be transmitted through saliva? Do spouses catch it?

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Can creutzfeldt jakob disease be transmitted through saliva?  Do spouses catch it?

No: Cjd also known as mad cow disease is considered a prion disease. Prions are a type of infectious protein. Also, cjd has a very long incubation period (50 years) so it is difficult to study. It is believed that it is spread through ingestion of infected protein mainly beef organs. So far studies suggest that it is not transmitted via blood or saliva. ...Read more

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How common is toxoplasmosis in humans from a cat? Cats tested positive for coccidiosis now I have flu like symptoms and fever.

How common is toxoplasmosis in humans from a cat? Cats tested positive for coccidiosis now I have flu like symptoms and fever.

See below: It would be more common for you to have cat scratch fever than the two you mention. However your symptoms are non specific and could be viral and not related at all to your cat only your physician can find out which it is. ...Read more

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I contracted west nile virus. Am I at risk for viral meningitis?

I contracted west nile virus.  Am I at risk for viral meningitis?

Yes: There is often a encephalitis or meningitis component to this disease. However, in the vast majority of people with disease, there is no neurological symptoms. If you are immunocompromised (very young, very old, have hiv, etc) then you may be more susceptible. If you have fever, headaches, fatigue, malaise, nausea, vomiting, you may be showing central nervous system signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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How prevalent is west nile disease right now?

CDC: The cdc keeps close tabs on this virus. Most people who get it aren't symptomatic and will never realize they had it. 1% get a severe neuroinvasive version requiring hospitalization. It has been reported in almost every state. In your state of louisiana there have been 4 neuroinvasive cases of west nile this year. http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html. ...Read more

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At what temperature does creutzfeldt-jakob disease virus in beef get killed when cooked?

At what temperature does creutzfeldt-jakob disease virus in beef get killed when cooked?

Not "killed": The agent of cjd (misfolded protein or prion) is not a virus as there is no dna or RNA in it. It is unfortunately extremely resistant to inactivation and there is no evidence that cooking eliminates risk, i.e., you cannot cook contaminated meat enough to make it safe. ...Read more

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I am 36/Male/Indian origin. In US for 10 yrs. Diagnosed with Latent TB. Visit Asia frequently. My Doctor advised 9 month isoniazid. Is it effective?

I am 36/Male/Indian origin. In US for 10 yrs. Diagnosed with Latent TB. Visit Asia frequently. My Doctor advised 9 month isoniazid. Is it effective?

Yes: Completing a 9-month course of isoniazid reduces your lifetime chance of progressing to active TB by 90% (lowers it from a 5-10% chance to under 1%). A 3-month course of weekly isoniazid + rifapentin is more expensive but has the same effectiveness as the 9-month course of isoniazid only. Both types of treatment are effective. ...Read more