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Black Beetle Virus
Same bacteria: The black plague I (or the black death) s thought to have been due to infection with the bacteria yersinia pestis. It causes 3 different infections, all of which were probably involved in what was known as the black plague. Bubonic plague is one of these 3, the others are pneumonic plague and septicemic plague. Nice article on it here: http://bit. Ly/1d9di1d. ...Read more
From india, found 4 black dirt spots in my washed, dried t shirt, may have inhaled it, will I die of hanta virus, don't know if rat's in my house?
Vomited 6 days ago with last vomit black water. Clay coloured stools since. Dr. Says virus and stress. How long before stools return to normal?
Go see GI doc: Clay colored stool suggests liver damage, specifically blockage of biliary tract. This can cause skin & eyes to turn yellow plus urine to be dark cola color. Vomit like black water, possibly w/"coffee grinds", suggests a bleeding ulcer. Regardless, you need to be seen again now. Don't wait. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blisters: Anytime there is blistering on the hands that cannot be explained by trauma, it is a good idea to see your physician. There are numerous potential causes for what you have described. It should be formally evaluated by either your physician or a dermatologist directly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. I am day two out from getting stomach flu. May I ask why my poop is tar black? Is this a problem...I have had stomach pain with this virus???
My daughter got bitten by a darling/litter beetle (tiny black beetle) She has a slight fever (100.4)runny nose and the area is red. Is this normal?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm in pm for over yr bc of viruses & damage. We plnd a 4mo. Vacation. Ivebeen on pk"s a ovr a yr. Is it possible 2 find md 4 long trips? I will suffer.
All that's: Necessary is for a virus (like the Norovirus) to be able to hardy enough to survive (viable) for any prolonged period of time in food (or water or on living surfaces for that matter) so that another person get exposed through breaks in the skin, or through the mucous membranes of our respiratory or gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more
Gets on membranes: Viruses are small particles of dna or RNA wrapped in protein. They are found abundantly in mucous from other people, in an effort to spread themselves around. When they are introduced to your mucous membranes, the genetic material incorporates itself into your cells, making your cells (usually lining the nose) into making more virus. Touching eyes and nose passages with unwashed hands spreads most. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers