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What happens if you were out of the blue given a sealed vial with an influenza virus inside, what would you do with it?

What happens if you were out of the blue given a sealed vial with an influenza virus inside, what would you do with it?

Flu.vial: Interesting,question,if I definitely am told it flu virus,in the vial,I would want to know,where it came from,these days,one has to be careful,call the state health department,to inform proper authority,in these days of bioterrorism,take no chances. ...Read more

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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Are the herbs: the original wormwood combination, cloves, and blue moon good for killing the warts virus?

Are the herbs: the original wormwood combination, cloves, and blue moon good for killing the warts virus?

Herbs for warts: Almost any remedy will work about 10% of the time but in my experience there are many more effective treatments available. ...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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Had a cough for 5days. Doctor said I have a virus & gave me a blue & brown asthma pump for wheezing. Today i coughed so much i vomited. Is this normal?

Had a cough for 5days. Doctor said I have a virus & gave me a blue & brown asthma pump for wheezing. Today i coughed so much i vomited. Is this normal?

No: Make sure you don't have whooping cough which can induce vomiting. Have you received any whooping coughing vaccine (tdap) as recommended by cdc to protect you against this disease in the past 2 -3 years? An antibiotic may help if it is from whooping cough. ...Read more

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Can lisinopril and blue crab cause a severe facial reaction?

Possibly: Many people are allergic to crab. Even if you haven't had a reaction in the past, not all blue crabs are exactly alike! you sound like you're having an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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I have headaches when i eat crab legs all the time. Am i allergic to crabs, blue crabs etc?

I have headaches when i eat  crab legs all the time. Am i allergic to crabs, blue crabs etc?

Possibly: It is possible that you are allergic to crab meat or something else that you are consuming at the same time. It may be crab meat from certain areas that are higher in certain chemicals or metals. It could be the sauce, what the crabs were cooked in, side dish, etc. There may also be something in the environment where you are eating the crab legs. There is not enough information to be positive. ...Read more

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Can you get an infection from a blue crab pinch? It was a very hard pinch and drew blood and split the finger nail. How do you know if it is infected?

Can you get an infection from a blue crab pinch? It was a very hard pinch and drew blood and split the finger nail. How do you know if it is infected?

Yes that is possible: When was your last tetanus shot? If you don't know or it has been more than 10 years, then please get one. The problem with these types of injuries is that marine organism can create nasty infections. I used to be an undersea medical officer & almost all my divers with underwater injuries ended up with infections - no matter how well we cleaned things out. Signs of infection include an ^ in pain. ...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.?

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

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Hello i want to know about virus c?

Hepatitis C?: Suggest you go on the web and start reading. You can start with www.Cdc.Gov › viral hepatitis home page. Good luck. ...Read more

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