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Bacteria Vs Virus Symptoms
Not exactly: You're right to prompt the question, in that bacteria can be made more virulent by uptake of "signals" from a bacteriophage. Also, an e.Coli infection does not preclude a superimposed or secondary viral illness--which together compromises the host patient more than a single infection might. However, flu viruses can not live within e.Coli. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple: Rsv has many symptoms and they can vary by age. It is most dangerous for infants, especially less than 6 months of age. Typically there is cough, nasal congestion, wheezing and coarse breath sounds, and fever. For an older child or adult, the symptoms generally mimic that of the common cold. In either case, time and supportive care are the best treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OK Microbes ...: A person with a healthy immune system will have certain bacteria, fungi, viruses, etc that colonize the body without causing disease. However, given the "opportunity" (i.e. Immunodeficiency, barrier compromise), these same microbes can cause disease. For example, staph bacteria found on human skin doesn't cause problems unless a skin cut allows the bacteria to get in and cause an infection. ...Read more
See below: A cold is a viral infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Similar to Smallpox: Caused by an orthopoxvirus, monkey pox ia a rare disease mostly in central and west africa. Transmitted by the bite of an infected animal or by person-to-person spread, it is less contagious than small pox. The symptoms are fever, headache, backache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, and exhaustion. A rash follows one to three days later. ...Read more
Yes: The epstein barr virus (ebv) causes mononucleosis. After infection, it stays in the body for life. If the infection occurs in early childhood, the illness will be similar to the common cold. Most people have been infected by the ebv virus by the time they reach adulthood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can HPV virus trigger guillain barre syndrome ? Can this virus incubate and show symptoms after 2 days from the day of infection?
Probably not: Hpv is not known to trigger guillain barre. It is a virus that tends to stay locally, causing symptoms on the genitals. It typically takes a couple of weeks before you'll see the symptoms (usually blister-like lesions on the penis). Men are much less likely to show symptoms of hpv than are women. ...Read more
Is a MRSA UTI infection contagious to others by airborne bacteria emanating from the patient by them coughing, etc?
No: MRSA may be present on the skin or in the nose of otherwise healthy people. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time: Almost all bacterial sinus infections occur following a viral upper respiratory infection. In the first several days following a cold the sinuses inflame due to the viral illness. About 15 to 20% of the time a viral illness becomes bacterial. 7 to 10 days after illness if symptoms persist or worsen with cough, headache, congestion, bacterial is now a likelyhood. ...Read more
Hx of a "mononucleosis like virus" (titer neg), still get chronic sinus infections, weakened immune system, shingles, bact infects. Poss causes? Hiv-
Infections: You really cannot tell the difference because viral and bacterial infections can start out the same, fever, cough and congestion, etc. If your child looks pitiful with a fever but then starts playing when its gone, its more likely to be viral. A lot depends on the age of the child. ...Read more
My question is what causes an illness to be fatal, the symptoms or the bacteria/virus multiplying?
Can anyone tell me what causes an illness to be fatal, the symptoms or the bacteria/virus multiplying?
Fatality: The microbes multiple and cause symptoms/ bodily changes. The later may lead to death. ...Read more
Consult yoiur doctor: The flue is due to a virus. There is a rapid determination that can be done to identify "the flu" it is a combination of respiratory symptoms, fatigue and other constitutional symptoms and low grade fever. Bacterial respiratory disorders - pneumonia are usually accompanied by a high fever and respiratory distress. The evaluation to determine etiology is not complicated and can quickly done. ...Read more
Not easy: There must be an evaluation of symptom intensity (bacterial usually worse and can be life-threatening and fast evolving). X- rays can help rule out bacterial. A blood white cell count will usually be low or normal with viral. A sputum culture taken to grow out pathogenic bacteria is quite definitive. Viral - itises are usually self-limiting, and antibiotics do not affect viral conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a virus cause a sore throat that is now on it's 4th day but with no other cold symptoms like congestion or cough? Or is this probably bacterial?
Different things: Bacteria are small single-celled living things that grow on their own, and cause disease when they invade into the body. Viruses are small packets of genetic information that can do nothing on their own, but hijack the cellular machinery of the body to produce more virus particles. ...Read more
Causes of disease: There are many, many causes of infectious disease - bacteria and viruses, but also parasites, protozoa, fungi and infectious proteins. It's always good to try and protect oneself by following simple principles of good health - eating well, getting a good nights sleep, avoiding stress, and toxins such as alcohol and cigarette smoke. Talking to the doctor too about your individual health needs helps ...Read more
Lab tests: can help to differentiate as it isn't always obvious from symptoms alone. ...Read more
Star war in cell?: No. A virus will not get into a fight with a bacteria, to the opposite, it will welcome the bacteria to join the cell party of an infection, it is then called an over infection. If a nearby fungus is interested, it will also join the other bad guys. That's why we have an immune system, the body military cells (white blood cells) that patrols 24/24 2 protect us from viruses, bacteria, fungi, etc. ...Read more
Neither: Neither bacteria nor virus. The experts don't know. They think, without proof, it may be combination of virus and gene. What is known-it is a medium blood vessel disease vasculitis in children. Not contagious. Diagnosed by symptoms of fever, red eyes, red tongue, swollen hand; feet, neck lymph node. Main concern should be the coronary artery inflammation. Rx is high dose Aspirin and immunoglobulin. ...Read more
Yes, lots: Not to make you paranoid, but there are countless things that cause disease. Many factors interact with our bodies in a way that can lead to disease. For example, a high salt diet can lead to high blood pressure, which can lead to kidney and heart damage, and damage to other arteries (like stroke). Type 2 diabetes is another complicated disease that can have to do with weight gain. ...Read more
YES: Certain viruses (bacteriophages), can kill bacteria. In fact, this process is thought to occur in the ganges river in india, explaining how so many pilgrims visit the shores of the ganges to bathe at a specific time of year, without the consequences of having a typhoid or diphtheria (both are caused by bacteria) outbreak. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Go to the cdc website for that information. ...Read more
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