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How readily is CMV colitis transferred from person to person?

How readily is CMV colitis transferred from person to person?

Depends: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is itself highly contagious. However, it rarely causes a problem in a person with an intact immune system. Serious infections occur in fetuses (devastating!) whose moms get CMV while pregnant and in immunocompromised patients (with aids or organ transplant recipients). It is this last group that is most likely to get CMV colitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Can someone transmit viral cardiomyapathy?

Can someone transmit viral cardiomyapathy?

Not likely: All of the viruses that cause viral myocarditis are transmittable, and most of them are transmitted by direct contact. However, just because a virus causes myocarditis in one person, does not mean that it will cause myocarditis in another person, even in the same household. The causation of cardiac compromise related to viral infection is complex and probably depends of several factors. ...Read more

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Is legionnaires' disease spread from person to person?

No: People can get it from the same exposure - conference rooms with contaminated a/c, baths and jacuzzis etc. It is not spread from person to person. ...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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Does brucellosis spread from person to person?

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Does brucellosis  spread from person to person?

Yes, but rarely: Brucellosis is generally transmitted from close contact with animals. However, there have been rare reports of person-to-person transmission through breast milk (from mother to child) and through sexual transmission. ...Read more

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Can a brucellosis affected person donate blood?

Can a brucellosis affected person donate blood?

Get better first: Brucellosis has been transmitted by blood transfusion but only, so far as we know, from someone who is still sick with it. One recommendation is a two-year deferral after symptoms resolve with antibiotic treatment; i think that is excessive. The blood bank's medical director will decide. I am pleased that you wish to donate blood. ...Read more

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Is someone infected CMV also infected with ebv?

Is someone infected CMV also infected with ebv?

Yes or no: Totally separate but by adulthood, many people have been infected with both. ...Read more

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How can a person contract hepatitis b?

How can a person contract hepatitis b?

Several ways: 1. Transfusion of blood or contaminated needle stick. 2. Sexual contact. 3. Neonatally. ...Read more

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Docs, could a HIV positive person get acute retroviral syndrome upon reinfection?

Docs, could a HIV positive person get acute retroviral syndrome upon reinfection?

Yes, theoretically: Yes, it is theoretically possible that someone could get acute retroviral syndrome upon reinfection with another strain of HIV. First of all, reinfection is very, very rare but not impossible. However, reinfection with a second strain (perhaps more powerful than the original strain) theoretically could cause an acute retroviral syndrome as it is a completely new infection altogether. ...Read more

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How long can a person traced with hepatitis b infection survive?

How long can a person traced with hepatitis b infection survive?

Depends: Not an easy question to answer in detail since the effects of any illness or condition depend on the person. In general in 2013 would be optimistic about treatment and life. Some people with severe liver damage from hepatitis b may be able to have a liver transplant and extend life even further. Recommend sitting down with your doctor to go over the specific situation. ...Read more

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Can kissing transmit typhoid from an infected person to an uninfected person?

Can kissing transmit typhoid from an infected person to an uninfected person?

Not usual mode of: transmission. But CDC states: "Try to avoid close contact, such as kissing, hugging, or sharing eating utensils or cups with people who are sick." http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/diseases/typhoid ...Read more

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Is the west nile virus passed from person to person?

Is the west nile virus passed from person to person?

No: This has been studied in depth and doesn't seem to be happening. It is a disease of birds that mosquitoes carry incidentally to humans. ...Read more

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Does dengue virus cause illness only in immune compromised person?

Does dengue virus cause illness only in immune compromised person?

No anyone is at risk: While severe disease is more common in babies, young children, those with chronic disease like diabetes and asthma, more serious complications, such as dengue hemorrhagic fever can happen randomly. There are 4 serotypes of dengue and if you have been previously infected with one, your risk of serious illness or death increases with infection with each new serotype. Don't get infected a first time! ...Read more

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Should a person with chronic hepatitis C be vaccinated against hepatitis b?

Should a person with chronic hepatitis C be vaccinated against hepatitis b?

Yes: People with liver disease should be vaccinated against hepa and hepb (unless they already have hepa or hepb antibodies), to help prevent them from getting another liver disease. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b antibody.Standard 5 item HBV test, only HBV surface antibody present. How immune is this to a partner of HBV carrier status through sex?

Foolish: If someone is actively and acutely infected with hep b, even the idea of considering unprotected sexual intercourse is ridiculous. Just because immunization status shows immunity to hep b, this is not a 100% guarantee and there are still risks. ...Read more

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Can an HIV positive baby infect its caretaker?

Can an HIV positive baby infect its caretaker?

Yes: Precautionary measures have to be taken when handling infected baby's body fluids, i.e., blood or saliva. ...Read more

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Where does a person contract equine protozoal myeloencephalitis from?

Opossum: This is a rare disease in humans, with the intermediate host being the opossum (humans are an intermediate host as well). Clinical cases in humans have been reported but it's uncommon, predominantly in Southeast Asia, but the parasite has been found broadly on a global scale. ...Read more

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Is west nile encephalitis transmitted from person to person?

Is west nile encephalitis transmitted from person to person?

NO, except....: The virus is vector-borne through mosquitoes. However, in a special case featured several years ago in the new england journal of medicine, an article described a case where recipients of organs harvested from a west nile virus-infected donor, became ill with west nile virus. ...Read more

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