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Doctor insights on: Celery Mosaic Virus

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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

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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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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Is of possible for anyone in the u.S. To contract the ebola virus from just day to day contact?

Is of possible for anyone in the u.S. To contract the ebola virus from just day to day contact?

Ebola Virus: Transmission is from someone who has signs of active infection via contact wi blood or bodily fluids or through contact wi contaminated objects. According to the World Health Organization – Ebola can be spread through body fluids such as sweat, blood, saliva, urine and stool. As of4 OCT 2014 - there were 3 cases treated in the US - so the odd's would be miniscule. ...Read more

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Have their been any cases of the sars virus in the u.S?

Have their been any cases of the sars virus in the u.S?

In 2003,: There were 30 or so cases of 'probable sars' in the usa, only 8 were shown to be antibody positive and all these acquired the virus outside the usa. ...Read more

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How do we get viruses from food?

How do we get viruses from food?

All that's: Necessary is for a virus (like the Norovirus) to be able to hardy enough to survive (viable) for any prolonged period of time in food (or water or on living surfaces for that matter) so that another person get exposed through breaks in the skin, or through the mucous membranes of our respiratory or gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how are some viruses helpful.?

Can you tell me how are some viruses helpful.?

Viruses: Genetically modified viruses are being used as part of cancer treatments. ...Read more

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How do u get a virus?

How do u get a virus?

Gets on membranes: Viruses are small particles of dna or RNA wrapped in protein. They are found abundantly in mucous from other people, in an effort to spread themselves around. When they are introduced to your mucous membranes, the genetic material incorporates itself into your cells, making your cells (usually lining the nose) into making more virus. Touching eyes and nose passages with unwashed hands spreads most. ...Read more

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Can a virus last for 5 weeks?

Can a virus last for 5 weeks?

Some: Such as epstein-barr virus or cytomegalovirus may as acute infections and certainly hepatitis b and c can cause chronic infection as can HIV for sure. ...Read more

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How come virus can mutate so fast?

How come virus can mutate so fast?

RNA-based: The RNA-based viruses have a mutation rate 100, 000x faster than DNA viruses just because the molecule is less stable. Viruses also replicate much more rapidly regardless of their nucleic acid. ...Read more

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Hello I want to know about virus c?

Hepatitis C?: Suggest you go on the web and start reading. You can start with www. Cdc. Gov › viral hepatitis home page. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can we eradicate the noro virus?

How can we eradicate the noro virus?

Friendly virus?: Gut is home to viruses as well. Researchers found infection with common murine norovirus help experimental mice heal inflammation-damaged gut lining, restore the gut's immune system when its microbiome was destroyed by antibiotics, & strengthened the mice's immune system. Maybe not all viral infections are bad & may actually benefit health. Ref. Http://web. Mail. Comcast. Net/zimbra/mail? App=mail#11 ...Read more

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What are symptoms of West Neil Virus?

What are symptoms of West Neil Virus?

There are many: Most people who are infected with the WNV have no symptoms. If they do develop symptoms the most common are fever, headache, body aches, nausea and vomiting. Fatigue and weakness can last for a few weeks after contracting the virus. Less than 1% of people will get meningitis or encephalitis, (inflammation of the brain and surrounding tissue), the most severe of the virus. ...Read more

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How can people get flesh eating viruses?

How can people get flesh eating viruses?

Strains: "Flesh eating bacteria" are a strain of bacteria that can be contracted by different infections. If the bacteria gets "caught" in the body tissue planes, then it may spread quickly destroying much of the tissue. This is when we hear about "flesh eating bacteria". ...Read more

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What can be initial signs of hanta virus?

Hantavirus: Initial symptoms of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome can include: fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, headaches and muscular pain. 3 to 7 days later there may be trouble breathing, low blood pressure & productive cough. ...Read more

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How could I protect my self from any virus?

How could I protect my self from any virus?

Stay immunized: For those viruses for which there are vaccines available, make sure you get them. Do not touch people with colds without washing your hands afterward. Don't engage in risky activities like drug use or unprotected sex, if there are mosquito borne infections where you are, wear insecticides. Mostly remain informed and aware. Perhaps you should study medicine. Best wishes. ...Read more