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Is influenza caused by a coronavirus?

Is influenza caused by a coronavirus?

Coronavirus: can be cause of common cold, pneumonia or severe acute respiratory syndrome. However, I don't believe it is responsible for influenza. Hopefully, another provider will be able to confirm my later statement. ...Read more

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Who is at risk and most likely to be infected by coronavirus?

Who is at risk and most likely to be infected by coronavirus?

Anyone: corona(crownlike) viruses can cause respiratory infections and are spread by fomite and droplet contact. Most are self limited (like colds and bronchitis) but occasionally can cause a severe flu-like syndrome. ...Read more

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Who is most likely to get sars coronavirus?

Who is most likely to get sars coronavirus?

Currently, no one.: As the virus, which was first recognized in southern china, seems to have not recurred since the epidemic about 10 years ago that spread around the world killing about 700 people. This year, a handful of infections from a similar virus in the mideast have been reported but without the person to person spread. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for coronavirus infection.

A few options: There are no specific treatments for illnesses caused by human coronaviruses. Most people with coronavirus illness will recover on their own. However, there are some steps to relieve some symptoms, such as, taking pain and fever medications, using a room humidifier or taking a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough drink plenty of water, get plenty of rest. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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Is it better to reinforce the immunity against the coronavirus to take influenza vaccine?

Is it better to reinforce the immunity against the coronavirus to take influenza vaccine?

No: Coronoviruses and infuenza viruses are two different types of viruses so unfortunately immunity to one type does not give you protection from the other. In fact, there are many different strains of each virus and immunity to one strain only gives limited to no protection for other strains of the same type of virus. Both types of virus attack your respiratory system. ...Read more

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What is m.R.S.A.?

What is m.R.S.A.?

See below: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. It is a bacteria (s. Aureus) that is resistant to methicillin, an antibiotic. This makes it resistant to several other standard antibiotics and also gives it a unique virulence due to its genetics. ...Read more

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Can you die from s.V.T?

Can you die from s.V.T?

Usually not serious: Death from svt must be extremely rare, if ever. It is usually managed as outpatient. ...Read more