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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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