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Doctor insights on: Black Beetle Virus

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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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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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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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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