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Cmv Colitis Transferred 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a person with hepatitis C transmit the hepatitis b virus to someone else through unprotected sex?
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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