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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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My daughter is 87 days post her cord blood transplant she has hadcmv virus and bk virus both which has caused her to have nausea and vomiti can't eat?

My daughter is 87 days post her cord blood transplant she has hadcmv virus and bk virus both which has caused her to have nausea and vomiti can't eat?

CMV usually causes: Milder symptoms unless there is gut involvement. Bk typically causes urinary issues. Persistent GI symptoms common after transplant and also often related to meds including the antivirals. ...Read more

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Sir I am suffering with bk virus my creatinine is 2 after 6 months of diagnosis I am taking sirolimus 2 mg od , prednisone 5mg BP is normal no album?

Sir I am suffering with bk virus my creatinine is 2 after 6 months of diagnosis I am taking sirolimus 2 mg od  , prednisone 5mg  BP  is normal no album?

BK virus is present : In most people ie almost universal exposure and stays dormant in the lining of the bladder. From your medication list i assume you have had a kidney, or other organ, transplant. With the immunosuppression the virus can reactivate. Reducing the meds can help, but may lead to other more serious issues. Talk to your transplant team and make the safest plan. ...Read more

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How do you treat a bk virus in a bone marrow transplant patient?

How do you treat a bk virus in a bone marrow transplant patient?

Adjust immune meds: We don't have much options when it comes to bk virus - it doesn't cause much robles except when it comes to transplants. The simplest solution most teams will consider attempting, is to adjust the medications used for immunosuppression - however, this will be weighed against the risk of the organ being rejected. Hope this explanation helps! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bk and jc virus dna?

What is the definition or description of: bk and jc virus dna?

See below: The jc virus or john cunningham virus (jcv) is a type of human polyomavirus (formerly known as papovavirus) and is genetically similar to bk virus and sv40. It was discovered in 1971 and named using the two initials of a patient with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (pml).The virus causes pml and other diseases only in cases of immunodeficiency, as in aids. ...Read more

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2 y old f just got over virus is busting 4 molars at once I found a pea size gland bk of neck 2 w ago 2 dr cked and said normal when do I recheck?

2 y old f just got over virus is busting 4 molars at once I found a pea size gland bk of neck 2 w ago 2 dr cked and said normal when do I recheck?

If it gets bigger: Sounds like a swollen lymph node related to recent infection. Can stay swollen for a couple of weeks. If it remains 'squishy and mobile' (meaning you can move it around like a marble under the skin), then it's ok. If it gets bigger, painful, or feels less well-defined and doesn't move around, definitely have rechecked. ...Read more

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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

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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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