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My friend has rubella virus. Is this contagious?

My friend has rubella virus. Is this contagious?

Yes: This was a common viral illness of childhood many years ago before vaccines were available.It was a relatively mild illness for kids, but produces fetal death or devastating birth defects when women get it during pregnancy.As more of the population ignores the benefit of vaccines, we will eventually see outbreaks.International travel brings in asymptomatic carriers who then infect susceptible ppl. ...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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Is there evidence showing almost everyone on earth has herpes simplex virus 1?

Is there evidence showing almost everyone on earth has herpes simplex virus 1?

Not exactly: More than 90% of adults have antibodies to hsv1 by the 5th decade of life. In western populations 80-100% of adults of lower socioeconomic status had antibodies compared to only 30-50% of adults in higher socioeconomic groups. ...Read more

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If human rabies vaccine has taken while the virus is in its incubation period does the dose stops it?

If human rabies vaccine has taken while the virus is in its incubation period does the dose stops it?

Rabies prophylaxis: ????? Modern rabies vaccines and rabies immunoglobulin are highly effective at preventing rabies. If you were exposed, getting good wound care, rabies immunoglobulin and rabies vaccine will be effective. Once symptoms develop, it's too late. So if you are still without symptoms after your exposure -then just make sure to follow through with all the treatment. http://www.saovabha.com/th/default.a ...Read more

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Is scarlet fever highly contagious bc my coworker has it?

Is scarlet fever highly contagious bc my coworker has it?

Scarlet fever: Scarlet fever is an uncommon sign of a common strep infection. The strep germ typically causes bad sore throat (pharyngitis) with pus and fever and pain, and is easily spread to others in the house. In only about 1% of cases it also causes a pink, rough, sandpapery kind of rash all over the body; if this occurs, they called the illness "scarlet fever." the scarlet fever is not itself contagious. ...Read more

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I think my daughter has the roseola virus. Am i the one who gave it to her? Will it effect her when she gets older? Is herpes virus 6 dangerous?

I think my daughter has the roseola virus. Am i the one who gave it to her? Will  it effect her when she gets older? Is herpes virus 6 dangerous?

Not harmful: Hhv-6 is harmful only to a fetus. She probably caught it at school. Not a serious problem, unless she exposed a pregnant lady. By the time the rash appears, the person has had the virus for a while and had been contagious. No treatment necessary. ...Read more

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Whatever happened with the ebola virus scare?

Whatever happened with the ebola virus scare?

Ebola still with us: I guess it is not a sexy news topic anymore but ebola remains in central africa. Indeed, today who announced an outbreak of the virus in western uganda (29 july 2012). ...Read more

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What is herpangina virus?

What is  herpangina virus?

Cocksackievirus: Usually affects children and young adult. Can be painful mouth sore. The sores form in the back area of the mouth, particularly the soft palate and can last up to 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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Is the bird flu virus obsolete now?

Is the bird flu virus obsolete now?

Yes: There have been no new cases of what has always been a rare disease. However, influenza can always change in dangerous ways. The current human strain is always the one to be feared. ...Read more

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Daughter had mmr on 10/20 & chickenpox vac on 10/26 now getting chickenpox again on 1/26 is that safe?

Daughter had mmr on 10/20 & chickenpox vac on 10/26 now getting chickenpox again on 1/26 is that safe?

Immunized: 3 months should make her immune to chickenpox. Either the vaccine didn't work, it is a similar virus or she will have a mild case. All the best. Let her MD know. ...Read more

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Is thier any vaccination for swine flu ,if so what's its dosage?

Is thier any vaccination for swine flu ,if so what's its dosage?

Which one ?: "Swine"flu is a nonspecific term that has been applied to at least 2 different flu strains in the US that occurred in different regions in different years. Flu vaccines can be developed to specific strains and one has been in the flu vaccine used in the US for several years. However, since your question leaves out specific details, the answer is not clear. ...Read more

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What is hexon virus? Apparently it's a rare blood virus?

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What is hexon virus? Apparently it's a rare blood virus?

Protein: A hexon is one of the capsid proteins on a virus. ...Read more

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Is a baby with swine flu contagious?

Is a baby with swine flu contagious?

Yes: Flu, including the h1n1 can be spread by the oro-nasal secretions of patients at any age. Babies are problem in flu season since many are passed around for kissy kisssy time by many of the more vulnerable elders at holiday gatherings.Since they may spread the illness without showing many signs of infection i consider them stelth carriers. ...Read more

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When is the roto virus contagious?

When is the roto virus contagious?

Very contagious!: Rotavirus is very contaious! wash your hands! ...Read more

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Why is this years flu epidemic so bad when almost half the country has been vaccinated? Cdc estimates 128-162 million doses administered.

Why is this years flu epidemic so bad when almost half the country has been vaccinated? Cdc estimates 128-162 million doses administered.

Just the way it is: Prior doctors answering was incorrect..The flu vaccine is 60% effective. But just because you get it doesn't mean you won't get the flu. Also..The vaccine for the current year is constructed from last years strain. Strains change (antigenic shift and drift..Plus outright mutations). ...Read more

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What is Ebola virus disease?

Ebola virus: A recently discovered viral illness from West Africa. Early symptoms 2-21 days after infection-sudden onset of fever, weakness, muscle pain, headaches and sore throat. Some patientsdevelop rash, red eyes, hiccups, chest pains and difficulty breathing and swallowing. It may progress to vomiting, diarrhea, impaired kidney and liver function and sometimes internal and external hemorrhaging & death. ...Read more

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4 y/o babysitter has shingles on face. He's only had one dose of chicken pox vaccine. Is he protected?

4 y/o babysitter has shingles on face.  He's only had one dose of chicken pox vaccine.  Is he protected?

Maybe ok, but...: In such a situation, where a 4 year-old is exposed to the virus, he can go get his second chicken pox vaccine today and boost his immunity. This second shot is usually given at age 4 or 5 years anyway. ...Read more

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How does a pregnant woman pass hepatitis b virus to her baby?

How does a pregnant woman pass hepatitis b virus to her baby?

Delivery process: Newborn infants often get exposed to maternal body fluids especially to her blood during the birthing process. Therefore, all the newborns born to hepatitis b positive mothers receive Hepatitis B Immune Globulin in addition to Hepatitis B Vaccine within 12 hours from birth. ...Read more

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