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Can Encephalitis Be Transmitted By A Mosquito Who Has Bitten Someone With Herpes
No: Herpes is transmitted by direct contact, usually with an infected person's open sores. Herpes is not transmitted by mosquitoes. Herpes encephalitis is quite rare. Hypothetically, if a mosquito bit a critically ill person with disseminated (total body) herpes, and then immediately bite a never-infected person (has no antibodies), he might get herpes at the bite site, but encephalitis would be rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
Fifth Disease: Parvovirus b19 strain is the only one to cause disease in humans and most everyone is exposed as a child. Over 50% have had the disease at some point in their lives. If pregnant virus can cause infection and possible damage to the fetus. The visus can survive for up to 5 months in proper conditions but i doubt in the soil. Dog parvovirus does not cause disease in people, it is species specific. ...Read more
Can a person get HIV if the person rented a swimsuit that was previously used by a person who is infected with HIV ?
No: There are no know examples of HIV transmission by the method you described. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Was the plague airborne or did a person have to be bitten by a rat or flea or have direct contact with an infected person?
Plague: Plague, or infection with the bacteria yersina pestis, has 3 manifestations: bubonic (most common), septicemic, and pneumonic. Bubonic plague is believed to be the cause of the 14th century black death in europe. It's transmitted by infected fleas which bite, and causes buboes or swellings. More rarely, droppings can be inhaled -- or direct contact with infected tissues can cause septicemia. ...Read more
Yes, but: Blood would have to be drawn and the hiv+ person would need to have a high viral load (not on meds). This would be more likely to occur before the person knew they were hiv+ now. It is also quite unlikely without blood-to-blood contact though HIV is present in saliva in lower amounts. Oh, and hiv+ people are "normal" as is anyone with a disease - you should use the term hiv- or non-infected! ...Read more
Shingles=hibernation: Shingles occur when the chickenpox virus that infected someone in childhood decides to come out of hibernation causing painful breakouts on the skin. Your newborn might get chickenpox if debris from the shingles got to baby, but the person doesn't spread it in saliva or sneeze. Baby likely has protection from the virus if you had CP as a kid. Babies don't have shingles as a first infection. ...Read more
HIV is Hard To Get: Nope. Absolutely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can one be infected by another person with the epstein-barr virus(oral hairy leukoplakia) without without being infected with hiv? Thank you
How long takes a person infected with ebola from contracting the disease until dies? If a person has a fever, is suspected to be infected with ebola?
Ebola: A febrile person living in or traveling from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone such raise index of suspicion. Nigeria had 20 local cases. US & Senegal had one travel case only.According to CDC, incubation period is 2 to 21 days with average of 8 to 10 days. Not everyone contracting Ebola dies. The length of time until death is significantly effective by supportive treatment that is given. Most die ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The encephalon is considered to be the gray matter of the brain. This is where all the neuron cells are located. If an infection sets in to this region it is called an encephalitis. The -itis ending just means inflammation. It is usually virus infections that like to go specifically to the ...Read more
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