Doctor insights on:
Can Humans Get Tomato Virus
NO: The only life forms that need to worry about tomato viruses are tomatoes; though I doubt they worry too much about it... ...Read more
What happens if cytotoxic t cells destroy cancer and viruses, then why do humans still get these diseases and tumours?
Great question!: This is one of the "holy grails" of cancer immunology research. Cytotoxic t cells are suppressed by other t cells, and some cancers and viruses create molecules that increase this suppression of cytotoxic t cells. There's also the problem of tolerance; our immune systems don't work against ourselves (usually), and cancer and viruses involve normal cells that are protected from immune attack. ...Read more
If I had a cut on my hand and touched the door handle after someone with the human herpese virus 8 (kshv) would I get infected?
Possible: Very contagious and it's very possible that you could catch it if you should have no sequelae ...Read more
Not a human pbm: My understanding of this disorder is that it is not a human disease. As such, there would not be a need for a vaccine for it. ...Read more
I have had the human parvo virus since 2007 how do I get rid of the burning and redness of my face no one has been able to help?
Explanation: This viral infection in 2007 can not be reason for your problems with face. Will be good to see the dermatologists for exam. So far use daily moisturizer, and wash your face with milk. Dryness is often reason for burning sensation. ...Read more
What happens if you have aids and the human papilloma virus would you get epidermodysplasia verruciformis?
Not Automatically: When you have aids, your immune system is deficient and cannot fight viruses as easily. As a result when you get human papilloma virus, it may spread more rapidly or aggressively than it otherwise would. If however, you are HIV+ and you are on meds and well controlled risk is lower. ...Read more
My girlfriend was diagnosed through pap smear with human papillomavirus, I've never had a std, I get routine checks in the military for every STD and virus out there, I'm only sexually active with my girlfriend Iand I'm the only guy she's ever been with,
HPV common virus:
HPV is passed on through genital contact.
Sometimes no symptoms, sometimes sx like genital warts, anala cancer, penile cancerd, and oral ca. According to the CDC there is no good HPV test for males. We can screen hi risk groups of males that have anal sex with a anal pap. There is no approved smear for genital warts. You may have had HPV for years and given it to her without knowing. No good test ...Read more
Wbola: 1 theory is that bats are the reservoir for Ebola. Partially eaten fruit dropped by bats may be eaten by Diuker antelopes, monkeys, apes or other mammals. Eating or handling bush meat from them can transmit the disease to humans. ...Read more
Fifth Disease: Parvo b19 virus causes upper respiratory symtpoms and low grade fever which resolve promptly, to be followed by a facial rash with a "slapped cheek" appearance. The remainder of the body soon develops rashes, sparing the palms and soles. The rash will soon show central clearing, which has a "lacy, fishnet" appearance. The illness is mild and self-limited, and the rash waxes & wanes. No treatment. ...Read more
No: Viruses constantly change. Humans become immune to viruses by making antibodies. Antibodies are made only after exposure to the virus. Since there are an infinite number of possibilities of viruses the human body could potentially make antibody against all of them but the person has to be exposed to them. Unlikely that a person could live long enough to be exposed to an infinite number of viruses. ...Read more
Yes: If viral antigens or epitopes are expressed on the surface of the infected cell, then yes. They may "fix complement" leading to lysis. ...Read more
Can a plant harbour a human virus and then spread it other humans through disposing it into the oxygen?
Nope: No human infections are spread this way. No worries. ...Read more
How Nipah virus affecs on human & how it kills? What are the symptoms of affected with virus? Pls describe me about this
Is there a test that detects "reverse transcriptase" (not a specific virus) in humans? ...Just as a general test to rule-out certain kinds of viruses?
No, I don't think so: I have not seen a test like that for use in patients. Although, it could be being developed or used as a part of a research study. ...Read more
What is the origin of human t-lymphotrophic virus? Did it originate from primates (simian viruses?)?
Probably: The human t-lymphotropic virus type I is a human RNA retrovirus that is known to cause adult t-cell leukemia and lymphoma, and a demyelinating disease called htlv-i associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis. Htlv-i is one of a group of closely related primate t lymphotropic viruses. The ones that infect old-world primates are called simian t-lymphotropic viruses. ...Read more
Ecology of viruses: Viruses, like many other living things, are just looking for a 'home'. All of life is like that -and we can find viruses affecting not just humans but many other species of animals, even plants! The question is, 'is this virus causing a disease'? That is what doctors are for -to help you determine when to step in and take action. If you are concerned about a certain virus, ask more questions. ...Read more
Personal contact: Research is incomplete, but so far transmission to humans from animals (mostly birds) has been uncommon (happily) and mostly by personal contact. Airborne transmission does not seem important at this time, but there is fear this could change if the virus mutates. If so, and if highly transmissible (i.e. infection by only a few virus particles), the world could see major epidemics. Fingers crossed! ...Read more
Measels (rubeola).: Measels is a viral infection that is thought to infect humans only. Measles is spread through respiration (contact with fluids from an infected person's nose and mouth, either directly or through aerosol transmission), and is highly contagious. Measels can be prevented by childhood vaccination against the virus. ...Read more
HTLV: HTLV stands for "Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus" -essentially a family of viruses that could cause a certain cancer -- adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma. There's another disease too called HTLV-I associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis that is serious. An infectious diseases specialist can help you get evaluated for this, if you are concerned. Some populations are at risk- like Caribbean. ...Read more
Not long: Viruses are critters which live inside cells and must have nutrients of a cell to remain alive. Most will die rapidly after leaving the body unless retained in body fluids within cells in those fluids. This takes varying times to resolve. As a general rule HIV is not transmittable casually. It needs direct tissue contact. Blood, shared needles, sex, organ transplant. ...Read more
No: What about people who got it through blood transfusions? Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers who got it through needle sticks. Babies who got it from infected mothers. ...Read more
HIV infection: The acute infection stage of HIV usually begins to be widespread at about fourteen days after exposure. Most people do not experience any symptoms during this phase. But, those that do report a severe flu-like illness. Untreated, in a man, the average length of infection to death is eleven years. But, we do not need to worry about that. With treatment today, the length of life is 53 plus years. ...Read more
Mutations: In general to jump the species barrier the virus must acquire genes that allow it to bind to a host cell in a human. This often involves recombination with a similar virus in a different species. It may involve acquiring genes that enable it to resist host defenses. These changes do not only involve the capsid but may involve receptor and other kinds of proteins. ...Read more
Can docs please explain are bacteria/viruses that evolved far from humans still dangerous to humans?
Zoonotic infection: Because humans may also be susceptible to them. Consider Ebola which can affect humans and other primates. ...Read more
Any description of the ebola virus and scientific details on how it attacks the human cells as different from other viruses?
Ebola Virus: See: http://www. Phac-aspc. Gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/ebola-eng. Php *”Ebola virions enter host cells through endocytosis and replication occurs in the cytoplasm. Upon infection, the virus affects the host blood coagulative and immune defense system and leads to severe immunosuppression”. ...Read more
DNA viruses: Hpvs are dna viruses that can cause warts, premalignancy / dysplasia, and cancers in people. Some strains are associated with skin infections and cause warts only (like warts on feet and fingers). Other strains are more commonly seen on the genitals (cervix, vagina, penis, anus, etc...) and can be spread by sexual contact. The pap test and hpv dna tests and biopsies are used to diagnose hpv. ...Read more
Sometimes...: Sometimes, fleas may carry bacteria that can infect humans. The most important and most familiar flea-borne disease in the world is plague. Plague exists in most arid regions of the world, including the western United States. The second flea-borne disease is murine typhus, which occurs worldwide, including in the southwestern U.S. And hawaii. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- How to get rid of a human virus?
- How long can human papilloma virus be dormant?
- Can humans get ear mites?
- Can humans get hot spots?
- Can you get the same stomach virus twice?
- Can humans get tapeworms from fleas?
- Can humans get sick from fleas?
- Every type of worm a human can get
- Can humans get wor?