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Is it reasonable to take L-lysine capsules daily(about 1500mg) to prevent latent herpese viruses? Any side-effects should I be aware of?

Is it reasonable to take L-lysine capsules daily(about 1500mg) to prevent latent herpese viruses? Any side-effects should I be aware of?

Yes, but it's not: necessarily effective. l-lysine may decrease the number & duration of HSV I (cold) sore outbreaks, but not necessarily HSV II (genital herpes). l-lysine can increase the amount of calcium your body absorbs. While food (like dairy) isn't a problem, a healthy young guy like you shouldn't take calcium supplements at the same time. This includes calcium-containing antacids. ...Read more

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Is HSV 1 virus doing evil work in the background not latent-alzheimer's disease ? Http://www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2008/12/081207134109.Htm

Is HSV 1 virus doing evil work in the background not latent-alzheimer's disease ?
Http://www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2008/12/081207134109.Htm

Maybe not, because..: Because america's baby-boomers are aging, there is a great deal of research in alzheimer's dementia, and interesting ideas and findings pop up every year. If an article appeared 4 years ago, there should be more research results by now. If there are no research results from other scientists in other medical centers having the same results, then the original article's findings remain unproven. ...Read more

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Is HSV 1 virus doing evil work in the background not latent-alzheimer's disease ? Http://www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2008/12/081207134109.Htm

Is HSV 1 virus doing evil work in the background not latent-alzheimer's disease ?
Http://www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2008/12/081207134109.Htm

Question unclear: There are many forms of dementia with many causes. One of these is aids due to hiv, but this is usually towards the end of the illness. Not sure what you are asking. ...Read more

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Is latent varicella-zoster virus more likely to reactivate if the person is re-exposed to the virus or does it only reactivate with stressing the body?

Is latent varicella-zoster virus more likely to reactivate if the person is re-exposed to the virus or does it only reactivate with stressing the body?

Hard to say: For most individuals re-exposure will only give an individual a chance to boost their immunity and thereby keep the inactivated virus in check.If their systems immunity has weakened enough to allow emergence, the stress of the exposure could let this happen.However, it is difficult if not impossible to link these by proper study. ...Read more

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What U.S. states have cases of cyclospora virus?

What U.S. states have cases of cyclospora virus?

Cyclospora: Cyclospora is a single-celled parasite that causes an intestinal infection. As of mid 2014, cyclospora outbreaks have been reported in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York (and New York City), Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington. ...Read more

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How did the ebola virus start? How did it get into the U.S.?

How did the ebola virus start? How did it get into the U.S.?

Ebola Virus: Ebola is a filovirus (Filoviridae). The genomic fossils of filoviruse family that impact mammals have likely existed tens of millions of years. Viruses mutate over time. The first recognized Ebola outbreak was in 1976. Some individuals who became infected by Ebola in Africa traveled to the US - there by leading to US cases. ...Read more

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Has their ever been a case of someone having the ebola virus in the u.S.?!?!

Has their ever been a case of someone having the ebola virus in the u.S.?!?!

Ebola: Regarding current Ebola outbreak you are probably now aware that a man who had direct contact with Ebola traveled from Nigeria to Dallas, Texas - developing Ebola sx's 5 days after arrival in the US. The CDC is monitoring each of the man's contacts for 21 days. Two missionaries were also evacuated from Africa to the US for treatment prior to that. The Reston virus (mutated Ebola Virus) found in ...Read more

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Is of possible for anyone in the u.S. To contract the ebola virus from just day to day contact ?

Is of possible for anyone in the u.S. To contract the ebola virus from just day to day contact ?

Ebola Virus: Transmission is from someone who has signs of active infection via contact wi blood or bodily fluids or through contact wi contaminated objects. According to the World Health Organization – Ebola can be spread through body fluids such as sweat, blood, saliva, urine and stool. As of4 OCT 2014 - there were 3 cases treated in the US - so the odd's would be miniscule. ...Read more

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Do any viruses target ova?

Do any viruses target ova?

Oocytes: Thank you for this question. The mature oocyte has a thick covering called the zona pellucida that has to be traversed to reach it. It is therefore unlikely that this would occur unless carried by the sperm which can bind to and then traverse the zona peelucida. ...Read more