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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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Was the black plague the same as the bubonic plague or were they different virus?

Was the black plague the same as the bubonic plague or were they different 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

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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?

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?

No cause for concern: You need not be concerned about dirt spots on your t-shirt - you are more likely to be struck by lightening than to be exposed to hanta virus from your t-shirt. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have black diharea and you have a stomach virus?

What does it mean when you have black diharea and you have a stomach virus?

Black Diarrhea: Could be from the food u consumed or. Blood. U may want to consider seeing. A GI physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Blister like bumps and black and blue on hands. Can it be coxsackie virus?

Blister like bumps and black and blue on hands. Can it be coxsackie virus?

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 more

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If you have a stomach virus will it make your stool dark green or black?

If you have a stomach virus will it make your stool dark green or black?

Stool: Dark green can be due to rapid transit of feces through GI tract. If stool is black, tarry & malodorous that could represent a GI bleed & would warrant prompt medical evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Tick bite?: Make sure it is not any other insect like a tick! And watch out for the rash and have it checked. If the rash does not clear from application with ice. It could be any other insect. Like a wasp or bee. And she could be reacting to it ...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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Have their been any cases of the sars virus in the u.S?

Have their been any cases of the sars virus in the u.S?

In 2003,: There were 30 or so cases of 'probable sars' in the usa, only 8 were shown to be antibody positive and all these acquired the virus outside the usa. ...Read more

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How do we get viruses from food?

How do we get viruses from food?

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

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Can you tell me how are some viruses helpful.?

Viruses: Genetically modified viruses are being used as part of cancer treatments. ...Read more

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How do u get a virus?

How do u get a virus?

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 more

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Can a virus last for 5 weeks?

Can a virus last for 5 weeks?

Some: Such as epstein-barr virus or cytomegalovirus may as acute infections and certainly hepatitis b and c can cause chronic infection as can HIV for sure. ...Read more

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How come virus can mutate so fast?

How come virus can mutate so fast?

RNA-based: The RNA-based viruses have a mutation rate 100, 000x faster than DNA viruses just because the molecule is less stable. Viruses also replicate much more rapidly regardless of their nucleic acid. ...Read more