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Can Humans Get Tomato Virus
Poor sanitation: Many gastrointestinal viruses are transmitted via the fecal-oral route, so poor sanitation and/or poor food handling techniques can lead to contamination of foods (such as a cook having viruses on his hands after leaving the restroom). Also, the viruses are transmitted on door handles, furniture, keyboards, elevator buttons, phones, stair railings; and by shaking hands, changing diapers, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes - rarely: “Pulmonary infection with D. immitis is an infrequently reported cause of lung disease in humans. Approximately 80 cases have been reported in the United States, with increasing numbers reported in recent years.” See: Human disease caused by dog heartworm. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1784039) ...Read more
How easily can humans catch avian flu? Is avian flu easily passed from birds to humans? How easy is it to catch?
Ascaris: Ascaris lumbricoides can be passed when contaminated night soil (human feces is used as fertilizer) is used to grow produce. Lack of sanitation can also be a factor if infected people defecate near food crops. Ascaris eggs on produce (raw vegetables or fruit), containers, unwashed hands of food handlers, etc can also contaminate food. You would only get it from chicken if contaminated by. ...Read more
Why can antiseptic kill bacteria but can't kill virus when children get sick caused by virus? Thanks
Antibiotics: Antiseptics (such as bleach or alcohol) can kill both bacteria and viruses. Antibiotics, on the other hand, are medications that interfere with specific biological processes present only in bacteria (usually the reproduction process), which results in the death of the bacteria. These processes are not present in viruses, which have a different reproductive method, so antibiotics will not work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: They come from different sources.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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