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Is giardia lamblia flagellated protozoan parasite contagious?

Is giardia lamblia flagellated protozoan parasite contagious?

Giardia: This organism lives in many water sources, and can also be transmitted by the fecal-oral route often on the hands of food preparers or servers. It is a commonly underdiagnosed cause of gastrointestinal infection. ...Read more

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Salmonella (Definition)

Is a bacterium which is a cause of gastrointestinal infection presenting with fever and diarrhea for 4-7 days and is transmitted as a zoonosis, that is, directly or indirectly from an animal host such as chickens or their eggs. Only salmonella typhi is ...Read more


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Are entamoeba histolytica and entamoeba coli the same pathogen?

No: The latter creature usually causes no problems. The former can make you quite sick. ...Read more

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How does salmonella typhimurium bacteria spread?

How does salmonella typhimurium bacteria spread?

Agree w Dr. Raff: Salmonella may be found in feces of infected organisms. It can be in raw poultry & meat as well as raw eggs & seafood. Some fruits & vegetables may also be contaminated w salmonella. Touching infected reptiles & birds can also lead to infection. Vegetables & fruit may be irrigated or washed w contaminated water. Cross contamination can also occur during food preparation. ...Read more

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Will cefixime (surpax) kill yersinia and proteus mirabillis bacteria?

Will cefixime (surpax) kill yersinia and proteus mirabillis bacteria?

It may: But you need to do sensitivity testing against the particular strain of organism isolated, and with the increasing frequency of resistance development this is an essential component of management. ...Read more

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Is campylobacter jejuni contagious?

Is campylobacter jejuni contagious?

Yes, but: It is more likely to come from an infected animal such as poultry than from another person infected with it. ...Read more

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Can cooking e coli contaminated food kill the bacteria?

Can cooking e coli contaminated food kill the bacteria?

Yes, proper cooking: Thoroughly cooking foods, and proper food-safety habits, kills e. Coli bacteria. The "bad" e. Coli in food poisoning at first causes intestinal symptoms such as diarrhea. If it goes on to damage the blood and the kidneys, more organs get affected, and skin rashes looking like tiny blood spots or like bruises can appear. This second, serious stage of the illness is called hemolytic uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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Can staphylococcus haemolyticus cause prostatitis? All major std negative. Urine culture shows staphylococcus haemolyticus. Prostatitis?

Can staphylococcus haemolyticus cause prostatitis?

All major std negative. Urine culture shows  staphylococcus haemolyticus. Prostatitis?

Prostatitis: Staph species can cause prostatitis but they are rare. If you are having symptoms consistent with prostate infection and your urine is positive for Staph, then undergo treatment as recommended by your doctor and likely your symptoms will improve. ...Read more

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Whats a clostridium botulinum culture?

Whats a clostridium botulinum culture?

Unclear question: Clostridium botulinum organism cause paralytic food poisoning, usally through contamination of home canned goods. It grows in an anerobic environment and releases a toxin that affects muscle function. ...Read more

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Urine; moderate WBC, no nitrites, culture <50k multiple non-uropathogenic gram positive bacteria. No symptoms. Possible contamination? Antibiotics??

Urine; moderate WBC, no nitrites, culture <50k multiple non-uropathogenic gram positive bacteria. No symptoms. Possible contamination? Antibiotics??

Contaminant: Infection is when pathogens (bacteria for example) invade your tissues. This almost always produces signs which include redness, swelling, warmth and pain. In the absence of symptoms this is a contaminant or a colonization of your urinary tract. Note: Do not test urine without a good reason.... ...Read more

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E. Coli food poisoning symptoms?

E. Coli food poisoning symptoms?

Bloody diarrhea: Acute bloody diarrhea is the main symptom, but in some cases there is no bleeding. There is often abdominal tenderness and absence of fever. Complications may include kidney failure, hemolytic anemia, and low platelets. ...Read more

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Does cooking kill salmonella bacteria?

If cooked enough: Germ is killed by heat. Can't get rid of them in sprouts. Undercooked poultry, eggs (runny), rare burgers. Any raw animal product (yes, that includes sushi) can be assumed to be contaminated by bacteria. The only fresh fish is the one you caught yourself. ...Read more

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Is salmonella enteritidis a virus or a bacteria?

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Is salmonella enteritidis a virus or a bacteria?

Bacteria: Salmonella enteritidis is a species of salmonella bacteria that primilary causes diarrhea (an intestinal illness termed salmonella enteritis). ...Read more

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Piperacillin/tazobactam IV will kill klebsiella pneumonia bacteria?

Piperacillin/tazobactam IV will kill klebsiella pneumonia bacteria?

It may but...: It depends on the resistance profile of specific strain of klebsiella. Many strains acquired in the 'community' are very sensitive to almost all antimicrobials except penicillin and Ampicillin and certainly sensitive to piperacillin/tazobactam. However, especially when acquired in a hospital, klebsiella can be quite resistant to therapy including pip/tazobactam. ...Read more

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Urine Culture Results 50,000-100,000 CFU/mL Staphylococcus coagulase negative not S.saprophyticus 10,000-50,000 CFU/mL Multiple organisms Meaning?

Urine Culture Results
50,000-100,000 CFU/mL Staphylococcus coagulase negative not S.saprophyticus
10,000-50,000 CFU/mL Multiple organisms
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See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the colony count, the dominant organism and multiple organism all suggest that this is not real urinary infection. The organisms are likely to be skin contaminants. ...Read more

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Is samonella poisoning contageous?

Is samonella poisoning contageous?

Yes it is: If food is contaminated by salmonella, anyone who eats that food can become ill. Also it can be transmitted person-to-person by the fecal-oral route. Strict hand-washing is needed. Also keeping raw meat, etc separate from other foods is wise -- as is having separate cutting boards, etc. http://tinyurl.com/k8894u5. ...Read more

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Are legionella bacteria and giardia connected?

Completely different: Legionella can live within waterborne amoeba-like organisms, although not aware that it will live within giardia. Giardia lamblia is a flagellated amoeba-like organism that lives in fresh water as well. Both of these can produce human disease, but the diseases are very different and unrelated. ...Read more

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I am experiencing loose bowel for 2 days. Stool culture result showed no sign of salmonella, shigella or other vibro groups. Pus cells high.

I am experiencing loose bowel for 2 days. Stool culture result showed no sign of  salmonella, shigella or other vibro groups. Pus cells high.

Viral diarrhea: In light of negative stool cultures one has to assume you have a viral gastroenteritis. Eat a bland diet. Stay off of greasy and fried foods.Stay hydrated but refrain from milk and juice for5-7 days. ...Read more

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I had a stool test , I have 60%of gram+ 40% of gram- bacteria is that normal? Lot of e coli no red/white blood cells salmonella shigella etc

Normal but why?: Why did you have this test done? Was it ordered by a bona fide doctor? You may be wasting your money and time on useless tests. ...Read more

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I have a high white (+++) and red (++++) blood cell count but no infection, cysts, ova or parasites was found in my stool. No salmonella, shigella etc?

I have a high white (+++) and red (++++) blood cell count but no infection, cysts, ova or parasites was found in my stool. No salmonella, shigella etc?

Insufficient info: There's no way to know what your medical issue is or what cell count test you are referencing. We can assume you have diarrhea since you had a stool study. Are the high white and red counts in your blood, urine or stool? Results like +++ are usually from a screening dipstick, most likely a urine test. Write back and specify why you went to the doctor in the first place and what tests they did. ...Read more

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Should the patient with a wound culture that has salmonella be isolated?

Should the patient with a wound culture that has salmonella be isolated?

Yes: They should be under contact isolation as they may also be infected with salmonella in the stool. Once the infection has been treated and when the wound culture and 2 separate stool cultures are negative for salmonella they could be taken off of isolation. ...Read more

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1year baby with positive salmonella &blood culture.2 weeks with diarrhea &fever.In&out ER for a week and mucous&bld in stool. Won't eat or drink much?

1year baby with positive salmonella &blood culture.2 weeks with diarrhea &fever.In&out ER for a week and mucous&bld in stool. Won't eat or drink much?

Sounds like your : Child failed outpatient management and it is time to be admitted in the hospital for IV fluids. Response is based on your information above. My question to you-did you go see your pediatrician? Were these er doctors pediatric trained? Etc etc. ...Read more

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How do you get salmonella?

Contamination: Food or water contaminated by material with mostly animal excrement. ...Read more

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How does salmonella spread?

Salmonella : Salmonella is usually spread by eating food which is contaminated by the feces of other animals. They can be any kind of food, but usually meat, milk, or eggs are the most common culprits. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What does salmonella eat ?

Food: Salmonella does not have any specific nutrient requirements; it will "eat" the same nutrients that any other bacteria does. ...Read more

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Can birds give you salmonella?

Salmonella/bird: Chicken and some birds like quil can casue salmonella. ...Read more

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How does salmonella reproduce?

By binary fission: In binary fission the bacteria produces 2 genetically identical daughter cells . ...Read more

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Where does salmonella come from?

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Where does salmonella come from?

Food of animal origi: The principal reservoirs for salmonella include poultry, livestock, reptiles, and pets. Therefore, the major vehicle of transmission is food of animal origin, such as poultry, beef, eggs, and dairy products. Contact with infected reptile, e.g., pet turtle, is another mode of transmission. ...Read more

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What are some salmonella symptoms?

Salmonella: Possible salmonella symptoms include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), musculoskeletal aches ; pains, fever, chills ; headaches. If salmonella enters the blood stream it can cause endocarditis (infection involving heart), osteomyelistis (bone infection) ; infection of brain/ spinal cord (meningitis). Salmonella can sometimes be fatal. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have salmonella?

Stool culture: Symptoms include fever, chills, diarrhea, perhaps nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea may be bloody. Stool culture is required to make the diagnosis. In most cases it will resolve on its own and no treatment is necessary. Young children and the chronically ill should be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the susceptible host of salmonella?

Infants & seniors: kids <1 year old and adults >60 years old are most susceptible to infection and have the most severe symptoms. We get salmonella from all sorts of things, ranging from peanut butter to pot pies, to dog food (wash your hands after feeding Fido! (o: ) though the classic exposure is to un-/under-cooked chicken. Hope this helps! -Garrett Norvell, MD ...Read more

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Is salmonella transmissible through the air?

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Is salmonella transmissible through the air?

No: Salmonella is transmissible only by eating contaminated food. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Help please? What is the disease salmonella?

Salmonella: Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause Salmonellosis infections. Symptoms usually last for 4 to 7 days & include abdominal pain, diarrhea and fever. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get salmonella from plants?

Yes, it is: Vegetables ; fruit may be irrigated or washed with contaminated water. Cross contamination can also occur during food preparation. ...Read more

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What is the probability of getting salmonella?

Salmonella: In 2009, in the US 13.6 cases/100,000 persons were reported to the CDC. The chances of getting Salmonella are significantly impacted by how well you practice prevention (ie. Wash hands before food prep & after bathroom use. Don’t eat anything containing raw eggs. Cook poultry to 165 F, Pork or bee to 160 F, Eggs to 160 F. No unpasteurized milk. etc.). ...Read more

Shigella (Definition)

Shigella causes diarrhea often associated with ...Read more