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If a person is exposed to flu virus, can he drink prune juice and eat beans to "flush" his system to avoid getting sick?

If a person is exposed to flu virus, can he drink prune juice and eat beans to "flush" his system to avoid getting sick?

Flu: Is a self limiting viral disease that can have complications. Healthy people with good immune system get over it without sequelae but the old and the young can have bad complications. Rest, and fluids to avoid dehydration is what is recommended. Don't eat things that can cause diarrhea but fluids is needed. You can't flush your system, your system maintains its own balance. ...Read more

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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


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Hi,I would like to know which common viruses affect blood.

Hi,I would like to know which common viruses affect blood.

All and none: No virus targets plasma, red cells or platelets as they lack the machinery to let them reproduce. All viruses known to cause illness evoke a response from one or more of the white blood cells, and several of the retroviruses (infamously HTLV-1, HIV) and Epstein-Barr multiply in some of the lymphocytes. ...Read more

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Is borna virus very common in the usa?

Is borna virus very common in the usa?

The virus has been: Described in animals in north america but appears more common in animals in europe where neurological illness was first described in borna, saxony, germany in 1885 in horses. ...Read more

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How common is west nile virus in the us?

How common is west nile virus in the us?

Uncommon: In 2010, the CDC reported 1021 proved cases in the USA, with 629 being neuroinvasive. If we take the retrospective studies of who has antibodies and suppose that one person in 100 who meets the virus will get some clinically-diagnosable brain disease, that it around 60,000 cases, the large majority never knowing they were infected. ...Read more

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What does the common cold virus actually do to my body?

What does the common cold virus actually do to my body?

Many viruses: There are many species of virus that cause the common cold. Essentially they make you miserable for a few days, stimulate your immune system, and possibly set you up for a secondary infection particularly if you're a child, a smoker, an allergy sufferer or infirm. ...Read more

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How common is west nile virus in other parts of the world?

How common is west nile virus in other parts of the world?

Incidence of WNV: West nile virus was first identified in 1937 in uganda in eastern africa. It was first discovered in the United States in the summer of 1999 in new york. Since then, the virus has spread throughout the United States and appears to have more cases in the great plains, especially in the fall. West nile virus is one of the most geographically widespread arboviruses in the world with cases occurring. ...Read more

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What are some of the most common viruses that are associated with encephalitis?

Many: Herpes simplex virus measles virus japanese encephalitis virus west nile virus st. Louis encephalitis virus eastern equine encephalitis virus western equine encephalitis virus rabies virus (not common in humans). ...Read more

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How common is it for mosquitos to transmit diseases such as west nile virus? I'm considering taking a vacation in central america during the summer, and i was wondering whether getting sick while traveling is a very real possibility that I have to worry a

How common is it for mosquitos to transmit diseases such as west nile virus? I'm considering taking a vacation in central america during the summer, and i was wondering whether getting sick while traveling is a very real possibility that I have to worry a

A : A person's risk of contracting west nile is very low, and less than 1% of those infected develop serious illness from the virus. The most high risk population for developing a serious ilness from west nile virus are elderly and those who are immunosupressed. It is important for everyone to protect themselves from mosquito bites to minimize the risk of infection. Use a mosquito repellent during your trip. ...Read more

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What are the common ways to transmit the eb virus to another person?

What are the common ways to transmit the eb virus to another person?

Saliva: Most cases are acquired via exchange of saliva from, usually, a person with asymptomatic virus reactivation. ...Read more

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What is the name of the common virus from which you expierence spewing and stomach pains?

Norovirus: Noroviruses is a common cause of viral gastroenteritis in kids and adults. It is the most common cause of foodborne illness worldwide. In most instances it is spread through contaminated food or water. ...Read more