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Doctor insights on: Celery Mosaic Virus

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Is there evidence showing almost everyone on earth has herpes simplex virus 1?

Is there evidence showing almost everyone on earth has herpes simplex virus 1?

Not exactly: More than 90% of adults have antibodies to hsv1 by the 5th decade of life. In western populations 80-100% of adults of lower socioeconomic status had antibodies compared to only 30-50% of adults in higher socioeconomic groups. ...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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Hi,which std virus affects the mouth?

Hi,which std virus affects the mouth?

Several: HPV has been associated with cancers of the throat and the herpes virus can be transmitted sexually and can cause fever blisters/cold sores. Non-viral stds can also cause tonsilitis and sore throats (GC is probably the one that causes this most frequently). HIV can also be transmitted orally but causes a more systemic problem. ...Read more

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How long does human herpes 8 virus , the one that causes kaposi sarcoma, live outside the body on a door handle?

How long does human herpes 8 virus , the one that causes kaposi sarcoma, live outside the body on a door handle?

It doesn't really: very long on inanimate objects. The virus "dies" outside a living tissue. If it lived for very long virtually everyone would have it. We all would have picked up on the door handle of our local Starbucks. ...Read more

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What percentage of people living with the herpes simplex virus will show symptoms?

What percentage of people living with the herpes simplex virus will show symptoms?

10%: Although genital herpes is extremely common, experts estimate that only 10% of the population is aware that they have it. The most common presentation of a herpes outbreak is no sign - yet it can still be transmitted to a partner. ...Read more

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Could herpes simplex virus eat holes in your brain?

Could herpes simplex virus eat holes in your brain?

Herpes: The herpes simplex virus has been implicated in one of the causes of encephalitis, which is often a fatal disease. It can cause tissue necrosis of the brain, particularly at the temporal lobes. It is suspected though, that the injury to the brain tissue may actually be immune mediated (meaning the body's immune system actually causes this). ...Read more

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Is there a link between Herpes Simplex Virus that causes a Herpetic Whitlow and The chicken pox virus?

Is there a link between Herpes Simplex Virus that causes a Herpetic Whitlow and The chicken pox virus?

Herpes cousins: Actually yes indeed. The virus that causes herpetic whitlow- usually HSV-1 (but sometimes HSV-2) is related to the same virus that causes chicken pox. We call that virus VZV or varicella zoster virus. These viruses are found in the 'herpes' family of viruses. Great observation. I hope though you're not suffering too badly from these nasty viruses. There is a chickenpox vaccine out there BTW. ...Read more

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Can HIV virus survive in water?

Can HIV virus survive in water?

Why do you ask?: One thing we know is that people simply don't get HIV infections from swimming pools. Stop worrying. During the bad years when there was no treatment, not a single household contact of an AIDS patients became infected without sex. Live richly and don't let unrealistic fears stop you from doing the things that you love. ...Read more

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Does G6PD deficient individual has any immunity from Ebola virus?

Does G6PD deficient individual has any immunity from Ebola virus?

Not aware of any: studies that suggest that G6PD deficiency offers any immunity to Ebola. My concern would be that these people could be at risk of reactions to treatment venues that might be provided if they are infected with Ebola. ...Read more

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How are the herpes virus and herpangina distinguished from each other?

How are the herpes virus and herpangina distinguished from each other?

Several differences: While both are viruses, they are different classes and do different things. Herpangina is coxsackie virus which attack soft palate/throat and is self limiting within 10 days. Herpes initially can occur throught the entire mucose (primary herpetic gingivostomatitis) but recurrence usually is localized to the lips and peeioral skin. Likewise it is self limiting. ...Read more

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Will swine flu virus infect you after remaining on a surface for 1 day?

Will swine flu virus infect you after remaining on a surface for 1 day?

It may: Any influenza virus can persist in a viable form on "fomites" (door handlles, keyboards, telephones etc., ). That is why we always tell people to wash your hands. Other ways to avoid influenza are to get your vaccine annually, and use hand sanitize when in public to reduce transmission. ...Read more

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How long can the chicken pox virus (varicella) survive in fluid?

How long can the chicken pox virus (varicella) survive in fluid?

24 to 48 hours: There's a little debate about this point, but detergents, heat and dessication (drying) will kill it easily. However, if the surface is wet, the virus will survive longer, and it can survive on some surfaces for an extended period of time. There is debate about "sending it through the mail" on licked envelopes, and having it live in bedding. ...Read more

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Is swine flu virus infectious after remaining on a surface for 1 day?

Is swine flu virus infectious after remaining on a surface for 1 day?

Viruses: They stay active on surfaces for quite a while although its a different time for many, you can catch any if you try. ...Read more

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Does the HIV virus infect the germ cell spermatozoa?

Does the HIV virus infect the germ cell spermatozoa?

Likely not.: It is most likely that the virus may be in the white blood cells within the seminal fluid. Whether they nonspecifically adhere to the sperm as many dna viruses do, is less clear. Regardless, many fertility programs around the world have developed ways to "wash" sperm from HIV positive men and have used it to make healthy babies. ...Read more

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What sicknesses are associated with coxsackie virus and enterovirus 71?

What sicknesses are associated with coxsackie virus and enterovirus 71?

Coxsachie: Group a coxsackieviruses tend to infect the skin and mucous membranes, causing herpangina, acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis, and hand foot and mouth disease coxachie b cardiomyopathy entro 17 produces nervous system disorders and hand foot mouth disease though milder cases may cause diarrhea or be asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Which type of cells does ebola virus infect?

Which type of cells does ebola virus infect?

Several types...: Ebola virus is the cause of a very serious form of hemorrhagic febrile illness that has a very high mortality rate. Ebola virus can infect several types of human cells. One of the most important of these is human lymphocytes. ...Read more