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What U.S. states have cases of cyclospora virus?

What U.S. states have cases of cyclospora virus?

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

Aura (Definition)

The term aura is usually used to describe a visual change that occurs at the onset of a classic migraine. It is typically described as an odd light appearance, color change or other visual illusion associated with the headache. Not all migraines have auras..."common migraines" do not have auras, ...Read more


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How did the ebola virus start? How did it get into the U.S.?

How did the ebola virus start? How did it get into the U.S.?

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

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Has their ever been a case of someone having the ebola virus in the u.S.?!?!

Has their ever been a case of someone having the ebola virus in the u.S.?!?!

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 more

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Is of possible for anyone in the u.S. To contract the ebola virus from just day to day contact ?

Is of possible for anyone in the u.S. To contract the ebola virus from just day to day contact ?

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 more

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Do any viruses target ova?

Do any viruses target ova?

Oocytes: Thank you for this question. The mature oocyte has a thick covering called the zona pellucida that has to be traversed to reach it. It is therefore unlikely that this would occur unless carried by the sperm which can bind to and then traverse the zona peelucida. ...Read more

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How is it that I can see auras?

How is it that I can see auras?

Unclear question: Migraines and some epilepsies (seizures) commonly have visual auras since they affect the areas if the brain that process vision, but it's hard to tell what you mean by aura. Epilepsies that start in other areas of the brain would have auras related to the function of those areas instead. ...Read more

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What cause viruses in the humans body?

What cause viruses in the humans body?

Ecology of viruses: Viruses, like many other living things, are just looking for a 'home'. All of life is like that -and we can find viruses affecting not just humans but many other species of animals, even plants! The question is, 'is this virus causing a disease'? That is what doctors are for -to help you determine when to step in and take action. If you are concerned about a certain virus, ask more questions. ...Read more

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Are flickering lights in vision an aura?

Are flickering lights in vision an aura?

Possible, but...: Possible if you suffer from migraines. Flashing or flickering in one eye can also signal pulling by the vitreous on the retina. Get it checked out! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of viruses in a child?

What are the symptoms of viruses in a child?

Virus: This is a very general question. Different viruses can cause different symptoms. From skin infections to meningitis to diarrhea to cold symptoms. ...Read more

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How is the virus spread?

How is the virus spread?

Fomites, secretions : Viruses outside of a host does have a short lifespan. So transmissions are cared briefly in close contacts via bodily secretions as well as fomities. ...Read more

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Does hs1 virus turn to hs2?

No: Hsv1 and hsv2 are separate virus types that are usually found on different parts of the body. Hsv1 usually gives rise to oral herpes. Hsv2 usually gives rise to genital herpes. ...Read more

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How to get the cytomegalo virus?

How to get the cytomegalo virus?

Can't avoid it: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is transmitted by saliva, blood, or genital fluids. Over 90% of all people get it, usually in childhood. Most infections cause no symptoms or disease. New infection during pregnancy sometimes causes serious infection of the newborn. Some new CMV infections cause a mono-like illness. Most important, sometimes serious infection if immune deficiency, e.g. AIDS, chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hanta virus?

What are symptoms of hanta virus?

See below: Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in the usa begins as a febrile illness and generalized myalgias. 4-5 days later this is followed by the lungs filling with fluid causing respiratory failure associated with shock. It is then a life threatening infection. ...Read more

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Are viruses contagious through toilets?

Are viruses contagious through toilets?

Yes, any physical: Or airborne droplet contact may transmit viruses. Note this has been happening since the day you were born so most viral transmissions do not cause harm. Use common sense cleanliness - avoid direct skin contact on public toilet seats (or wipe with bleach towelette), wash hands thoroughly with soap and water, leave the place clean for the next user. At home use diluted bleach. ...Read more

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What is zoelite and does it kill viruses?

Myths: Zoelite is one of those products with huge claims but no proof of any medicinal effectiveness. I would caution you that there would be no health benefit from using this 'product'. And, there would be absolutely no anti-viral activity. ...Read more

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How are influenza viruses are transmitted?

How are influenza viruses are transmitted?

Droplets: Influenza viruses are primarily transmitted from one person to another by droplets through talking, sneezing or coughing. ...Read more

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I have migraines with auras? What do I do?

I have migraines with auras? What do I do?

Migraine with aura: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain, stomach nose bleeding and parasthesias are common symptoms. This condition must be professionally managed. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and management. ...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